In Theory It All Works…

  • Mervyn Lebor


In this chapter a range of classic theories and models of class management are critically explained. Then some key differences are outlined between school and college education. This is relevant because so much of the current behaviour management theory is school based. Some theorists are critiqued in terms of their practical application in the Education and Training sector. The majority of texts in this area are focussed on younger students in the school sector rather than colleges (Parry and Taubman 2013), but often there are differences in approach and understanding within these contexts. Thus, statements of advice assume that teachers work within the school sector; for example, the behaviour tsar Tom Bennett, in his top tips (2015), advises teaching staff to contact parents where there are problems in the classroom. However, this is irrelevant to students in the post-school sector as often students are not living with their parents, are adults or are parents themselves.


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  • Mervyn Lebor
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  1. 1.Leeds City CollegeLeedsUK

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