Behaviour management in the classroom and schoolyard is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. Student Behaviour offers a comprehensive overview of the major theories of behaviour management in 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 schools can write a discipline plan and how teachers can develop a personal approach to classroom management based on a solid understanding of theory.
Student Behaviour is an essential reference for education students and for experienced teachers who want to improve their ability to cope with disruptive behaviour.