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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.

The Pupil Support Base in the Scottish Secondary School: An Alternative to Exclusion
The pupil support base in the scottish secondary school: An alternative to exclusion

Young people whose special needs arise as a result of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are often excluded from mainstream schools or from classes within the school because their behaviour is deemed to be challenging and disruptive. The body of research literature in relation to inclusive education has grown considerably in the last few years and voices promoting inclusion are now heard increasingly (Ainscow, 1999; Allan, 1999; Mittler, 2000). However, most of the research done in this area concludes that for many young people inclusion is still not a reality.

In Scotland as elsewhere in the United Kingdom, and indeed ...

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