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Reclaiming Discipline for Education : Knowledge, Relationships and the Birth of Community (Hardcover)
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It goes without saying that discipline is of profound educational importance, both inside educational institutions and outside of them in personal and social life. Reclaiming Discipline for Education revisits neglected philosophical ideas about discipline in education and seeks to use these ideas in contemporary settings to re-think the practices and discourses of discipline in education today.
Whilst exploring the contemporary issues surrounding discipline in educational settings, this book draws together diverse sociological and philosophical critiques of behaviour management to encourage debate on their contribution and continuing influence on policy and practice in the UK, the US and Australia. Chapters consider the advantages and disadvantages of behaviour management, zero tolerance and restorative approaches to school discipline and the use of discipline to enable personal and communal goals, as well as institutional, market and individualistic ends, focusing on discipline in schools as well as the impact of disciplinary mechanisms in places of further learning.
This book concludes by considering the current and future state of discipline in education on the basis of the different philosophical, practical and policy perspectives discussed. In particular, MacAllister examines why it is problematic to consider practices of discipline in isolation from the wider purposes of education. This book is suitable for an international audience and should be read by anyone who is interested in education and educational leadership, as well as those interested in the field of discipline.