ERIC Number: EJ718865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Exclusion and Excluded Pupils
Munn, Pamela; Lloyd, Gwynedd
British Educational Research Journal, v31 n2 p205-221 Apr 2005
The voices of pupils excluded from school for disciplinary reasons are infrequently heard. This article draws together the views of a small sample of pupils, gathered over three separate projects, and identifies common themes. The pupils' voices are reported in the more general context of the role of schools in promoting social inclusion and in a review of patterns of disciplinary exclusion in Scotland. The article concludes that, while many individual schools and teachers try hard to sustain difficult and challenging pupils in mainstream school, the problems faced by both are intractable. The focus on school policy and practice distracts attention from broader social and economic problems requiring solutions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Policy, Behavior Disorders, Discipline Problems, Student Attitudes, Antisocial Behavior, Mainstreaming, Inclusive Schools, Behavior Disorders, Social Isolation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)