Guiding Research Questions

This research project will be conducted over three related phases and will address the following research questions:

Phase 1

  • What is the nature and extent of unproductive student behaviour, both in the classroom and around the school?

  • What strategies do teachers and school leaders use to manage the range of unproductive student behaviours they encounter?

Phase 2

  • What specific ecological factors and interactions operate in classrooms and other school settings to influence the development of productive and unproductive student behaviours?

  • What actions are taken by teachers in response to productive and unproductive behaviours?

Phase 3

  • How do schools interpret, reconcile and make decisions about what student behaviour research, legislation and advice to consider when developing local student behaviour policies?

  • What micropolitical skills and understandings do they employ to do this work?

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