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Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) in schools can be defined in many ways. For example, EBD can be seen as: a set of problems that reside mainly within the individual student; as the result of interactions between social and psychological sub-systems, or as the product of professional discourses that create and maintain the very problems that they purport to identify and solve. Clough and Garner's Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties sheds light on all of these perspectives and reveals the enormous complexity and diversity of what is termed "EBD". In doing this, the book reveals itself to be both a scholarly and practical resource that will be indispensable to anyone seeking insight and direction for understanding and responding to EBD in the 21st century.

Academic Achievement and Behaviour: An Axiomatic Link?
Academic achievement and behaviour: An axiomatic link?

What do you call someone who is disruptive in class, does not do any work, gets into fights, shouts at the teacher and fails school exams? Or a student who is shy, antisocial, withdrawn, depressed, does not have friends and likely to take drugs? The term for students exhibiting these behaviours is emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD). Depending on the behaviour, this type of student is likely to be stood down, suspended or even expelled from school. In New Zealand, a stand-down is exclusion from the school for a specified period, no more than 10 days a year, for disobedience or physical assault. A suspension is for more serious behaviour, for example ...

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