Reducing Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Students by Improving School Ethos

Authored by: Marilyn Tew , James Park

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415584630
eBook ISBN: 9780203117378
Adobe ISBN: 9781136303111

10.4324/9780203117378.ch22

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Abstract

The need for schools to focus as much attention on overall ethos as on providing targeted support for individuals has been a consistent theme in the literatures on tackling emotional and behavioural difficulties and promoting positive mental health. The argument is that the way individual students behave in school results from an interaction between how they experience school life and the impact of their personal histories, and that messages which affect the way young people feel and behave are picked up both from what is explicitly taught and what is implicit in the way they are treated.

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