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Disruptive Behaviour in the Classroom

Exploring the Social Subjectivity of Disaffection, 2007 – 2010

This qualitative study was based on ethnographic participatory observation of young people attending Learning Support Units in mainstream schools. Followed by in-depth interviews with 50 pupils, their parents and teachers.

It focused on the experiences, social interactions and meaning of disruptive pupils in mainstream education.

In particular, it examined the personal resources drawn on by such pupils, and explored how social and material realities might impact on and produce subjectivity and practice.

This sociological study of pupils with challenging behaviour was carried out on behalf of LSBU's Families and Social Capital Research Group.To find out more about this work, contact Dr Yvonne Robinson or search our People Finder for academics researching in this area. It was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.