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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 Gap between Research and Practice: Achieving Effective In-Service Training for Teachers Working with EBD Students
The gap between research and practice: Achieving effective in-service training for teachers working with ebd students

Pre-service and in-service training of teachers and other school staff is not a new topic and has long been an important preoccupation for schools as well as for university Schools of Education. We nevertheless deem it necessary to address the specific problems related to the poor quality of today's teacher training with regard to the educational needs of emotionally and behaviourally disordered (EBD) students. This issue is extremely important, particularly in terms of the academic achievement and social adaptation of EBD students and its relevance to the quality of intervention research conducted in the ...

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