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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.

Teaching Students with Emotional Behavioural Disorders
Teaching students with emotional behavioural disorders
Narrowing the Focus of Enquiry

This chapter quite deliberately ‘steps back’ from any explicit theoretical consideration of emotional and behavioural difficulties (though the reader will inevitably discern something of the author's orientation, which is more explicitly expressed elsewhere in Rogers, 2000b, 2000c). Rather, the account that follows narrows the focus of the lens with which we view student behaviours, to look firstly at some actual phenomena of emotional behaviour disorder (EBD), and then at the actual, explicitly practical ways in which teachers can manage contexts of behaviour so as to minimize, if not actually prevent, inappropriate behaviours. This is not to eschew theory by any means, but rather to insist on its realization in practical ...

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