This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.
When aspiring Further Education (FE) lecturers come to be interviewed for a place on a programme of initial teacher training, they are often asked the question: ‘Why FE? Having decided to be a teacher, why have you chosen this particular sector?’ More often than not the answer goes something like this: ‘Because the learners want to be there. They have to be at school; but in the post-compulsory sector they're older and they're there because they want to be. I want to teach learners who want to learn. If I was teaching in a school I'd have to be coping with discipline problems, and that's not what I want.’ At this point the interviewer will, it's to be hoped, take the opportunity to ...