Behaviour management in the classroom and playground is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. "Behaviour in Schools" offers a comprehensive overview of the major theories of behaviour management in primary and secondary schools, illustrated with detailed case studies.
The theories covered range from teacher-dominated methods to more democratic approaches.
They include assertive discipline, applied behaviour analysis, the new cognitive behavioural approaches, neo-Adlerian theory, humanism, Glasser's control theory and systems theory.
The emphasis is on proactive approaches to discipline, which allow teachers to achieve their educational and social goals for their students and themselves.
Porter also shows how to enhance students' motivation and help students become confident and independent learners.
Porter outlines how schools can write a discipline plan and develop anti-violence strategies, and how teachers can develop a personal approach to classroom management based on a solid understanding of theory.
She also provides guidelines for working with parents and colleagues. "Behaviour in Schools" is a textbook for education students and a reference for experienced teachers who want to improve their ability to cope with disruptive behaviour.