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ERIC Number: EJ880444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The "Collateral Impact" of Pupil Behaviour and Geographically Concentrated Socio-Economic Disadvantage
David, Alex Hugh
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v31 n3 p261-276 May 2010
Schools in areas of concentrated disadvantage tend to have below-average attainment, but there is no consensus on why. Mental and behavioural disorders in children are correlated with socio-economic disadvantage. This paper puts forward the hypothesis that the first phenomenon can at least partly be accounted for by the second phenomenon through the concept of "collateral impact"--collateral impact refers to the effect of externalizing or internalizing behaviour by a pupil on other pupils' learning and attainment. The argument developing the hypothesis is presented. An analysis of where evidence to support the hypothesis is most likely to be found identifies primary schools in areas of concentrated disadvantage, although testing of the proposed hypothesis would best be conducted by independent researchers to pre-empt questions of confirmability. Potential implications for policy and practice are discussed, particularly managing difficult group behaviour in primary schools. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom