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Attachment Aware Schools: An Alternative to Behaviourism in Supporting Children’s Behaviour?

  • Richard Parker
  • Janet Rose
  • Louise Gilbert
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Abstract

The behaviourist paradigm is strongly engrained in English schools and much of the educational world (Harold & Corcoran, 2013; Hart, 2010). Current government policies (Department for Education, 2014a, 2014b, 2014c) and a school inspectorate system (Ofsted, 2014a) that explicitly endorse behaviourist principles have combined to reinforce a traditional view that children’s behaviour should be managed through a system of sanctions and rewards in order to improve their classroom performance and promote pro-social behaviour. It is fair to say that such a system can work…for most of the children, for most of the time. But what happens when it does not work?

Keywords

Attachment Style Secure Attachment Attachment Theory Insecure Attachment Attachment Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EducationBath Spa UniversityBathUK

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