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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.

Do Teacher Training Courses Prepare Us for the Challenge of Students Experiencing EBD?
Do teacher training courses prepare us for the challenge of students experiencing EBD?
A Question of Quantity and Quality

Currently teacher recruitment, preparation and retention in the United States are under acute stress. In terms of the numbers entering and staying within the profession, the situation has become critical across most states and urban centers, with teacher shortages a common phenomenon at the start of each school semester. But demographics alone hide a more complex picture. In certain subjects, such as elementary teaching and social studies, graduates compete for teaching positions in most states. For other subjects the contrary is true, with the label of ‘acute shortage’ being applied to the availability of teachers ...

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