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ERIC Number: EJ1138972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
How to Be Good: Behaviour Management Policies in 36 Secondary Schools
Shortt, Damien; Cain, Tim; Knapton, Helena; McKenzie, Jill
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v15 n1 p155-180 Mar 2017
Through the analysis of a representative sample of schools' behaviour management policies, we argue that there is a philosophical and tangible tension between the competing views on what ought to be the motivation and rationale for schools to promote good behaviour in England. Our research suggests that typical secondary schools usually opt to establish academic achievement as the moral principle upon which they seek to build a rationale for desired attitudes and behaviours in their pupils. We conclude with a recommendation for the adoption by schools of a more virtue-oriented approach to their behaviour management policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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