Behaviour support in secondary schools: what works for schools?

Head, G., Kane, J. and Cogan, N. (2003) Behaviour support in secondary schools: what works for schools? Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 8(1), pp. 33-42. (doi: 10.1177/13632752030081004)

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Between June 2000 and December 2001 a team from the University of Glasgow evaluated the effectiveness of behaviour support in one education authority’s secondary schools. The context was Scottish Executive incentives to education authorities to develop more inclusiveapproaches to young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. This education authority enabled its 21 secondary schools to shape their own responses, resulting in the emergence of sometimes very different forms of behaviour support across schools. The evaluation project set out to answer four questions: what is working; where are systems not working; what else is needed; and is the initiative providing value for money? Two sets of information collected over the first year of the project were analysed, including exclusions data, school reports on the initiative and case studies relating to 116 pupils receiving behaviour support. The article gives findings from the first year and discusses the implications for informing behaviour support policy and provision.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Head, Dr George
Authors: Head, G., Kane, J., and Cogan, N.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

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