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Pushed to the edge: Inclusion and behaviour support in schools

Val Gillies


Schools have long struggled to embrace diversity while also responding to the pressure to improve discipline standards and attainment. This book takes a critical and empirically grounded look at how such concerns are increasingly being managed through the use of onsite ‘behaviour support units’. Commonly administered through pastoral support services these self-contained centres are located on school premises and enable difficult pupils to be removed from mainstream classrooms for extended periods without recourse to official exclusion channels. Despite a general acknowledgment that such units ... More

Keywords: schools, exclusion, behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447317463
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Val Gillies, author