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.

Why Are They Here? The Issues of Learner Motivation and Behaviour in the FE Sector

Why Are They Here? The Issues of Learner Motivation and Behaviour in the FE Sector

Why are they here? the issues of learner motivation and behaviour in the FE sector
Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron1994

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter addresses the question of why learner motivation and behaviour have become such an issue in post-compulsory education and training (PCET) over the last decade. It argues that this cannot be attributed simply to standards of teaching, and that the causes must lie largely outside the classroom. In setting out this argument it seeks to provide a social, philosophical and theoretical context for the chapters which follow.

Introduction: Choosing to be in Post-Compulsory Education or Training

As we saw in the introduction, there is an assumption among many new recruits ...

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