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Engaging troubled students

Engaging troubled students

Danforth, Scot; Smith, Terry Jo

Designed for both special and general teachers faced with managing classrooms with emotionally and behaviourally troubled students, this text emphasizes a growing trend in special education by taking a constructivist approach to classroom management and moving away from the behavioural approach

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Scot Danforth and Terry Jo Smith
Distributor: London: SAGE [distributor], 2004
ISBN: 1412904471, 141290448X, 9781412904476, 9781412904483
Intended audience: Specialized.
Subject: Special needs; Constructivism (Education); Behaviour problems; Classroom management.; USA; Problem children Education.; Classroom management


  1. AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction Teaching as Relationship About This Book Outline of the BookPart I
  2. Conceptual and Historical Foundations1. Examining Child and School Behaviors2. Introducing Critical Constructivism3. Creating a Participatory Classroom CommunityPart II
  3. The Pedagogies of Constructivism4. Adopting a Caring Pedagogy5. Working Together6. Reflective Teaching Part III
  4. Programs and Practices7. Using Conflict Resolution as Instruction8. Implementing the KEYS Program for Students With E/BD9. Working With Families10. Considering Inclusive Education 11. Honoring and Developing Ourselves as TeachersReferencesIndex


"Engaging Troubled Children is the first book for preservice teachers in special education that is substantial enough to be a primary course textbook that does not objectify troubled students by delineating a host of degrading labels and distancing and alienating technical interventions."||"Danforth and Smith have written an exceptional book on educating 'troubling' students. It is a clear alternative to current books on educating children with emotional and behavioral disorders, most of which are based on behavioral theories. They offer practical guidance, well illustrated with stories from their own experiences on collaboration, working with families, conflict resolution, social support for students, providing a caring pedagogy, and teacher development."||

Those educators who wish to transform their classroom into a creative, cooperative setting, who wish to enable their students to construct personal and social meaning in their lives, who wish to develop a meaningful and lasting relationship with their students, and who wish to change not only those troubling students but the teachers' own lives will not find better reading or a more useful resource and practical guide.