Publications

The findings of the second stage of the BaSS project have resulted in the development of a framework for developing and enacting humane behaviour policies and practices in schools.

This framework has been devised from the analysis of data collected from six schools in the second phase of the ARC Linkage Grant, titled ‘Punish them or engage them? Identifying and addressing productive and unproductive student behaviours in South Australian schools’ (LP110100317), more commonly referred to as the Behaviour at School Study (BaSS).. The framework identifies a range of practices being utilised by the various case study schools to enact humane behaviour policies and practices.

Punish Them or Engage Them? Teachers’ Views of Unproductive Student Behaviours in the Classroom 

Sullivan, A. M., Johnson, B., Owens, L., & Conway, R. (2014). Punish Them or Engage Them? Teachers’ Views of Unproductive Student Behaviours in the Classroom. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(6), pp 43-56. 

This paper reports on a study that investigated the extent to which student behaviour is a concern for school teachers. A questionnaire was used to investigate teachers’ views about student behaviour in their classes. The results suggest that low-level disruptive and disengaged student behaviours occur frequently and teachers find them difficult to manage. Aggressive and anti-social behaviours occur infrequently. Teachers employ strategies to manage unproductive behaviours that locate the problem with the student. This paper argues that teachers could benefit from understanding how the classroom ecology influences engagement and therefore student behaviour, rather than focusing on ‘fixing’ unproductive behaviour.

Punish them or engage them?
Behaviour at School Study: Technical Report 1

This report presents the initial findings from an ARC Linkage Grant, titled ‘Punish them or engage them? Identifying and addressing productive and unproductive student behaviours in South Australian schools’ (LP110100317), more commonly referred to as the Behaviour at School Study (BaSS). This phase of the study was conducted in 2011. We used the Behaviour at School Study Teacher Survey (BaSS Teacher Survey) to investigate the views of teachers about student behaviour in South Australian schools. This initial report summarises teachers’ views on student behaviour in the classroom.


 

Punish Them or Engage Them?:Teachers’ Views on Student Behaviours Around the School

Behaviour at School Study: Technical Report 2

This report presents findings from an ARC Linkage Study, titled ‘Punish them or engage them? Identifying and encountering productive and unproductive student behaviours in South Australian schools’ (LP110100317), more commonly referred to as the Behaviour at School Study (BaSS). This second report focuses on teachers’ views on student behaviour around the school.


 

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