- Subject index
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.
Chapter 8: The Influences of the School Contexts and Processes on Violence and Disruption in American Schools
The Influences of the School Contexts and Processes on Violence and Disruption in American Schools
It is important to develop a better understanding of how school conditions and the relationship among and between students and adults increase or decrease safety on a school campus. Our interest is in those factors that schools have more control over because they emanate out of the formation of school policies and procedures and their implementation on a day-to-day basis. In this chapter, we first summarize the status of school violence in American schools based on recen US surveys and provide a commentary on some limitations in their use, then discuss the unique elements of the ...