An exploration of secondary school teachers’ views of attachment, trauma, challenging behaviour and inclusion.

Edwards, Tanya (2021) An exploration of secondary school teachers’ views of attachment, trauma, challenging behaviour and inclusion. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Abstract

This document contains three parts: a review of the literature relating to the subject area; an empirical review; and a reflective account. Firstly, the literature review examines a selection of the literature relating to the concepts: ‘attachment’, ‘trauma’, ‘challenging behaviour’, and how they relate to inclusion within school settings. Secondly, the empirical review comprises a qualitative study carried out with a sample of 15 teachers from 2 mainstream secondary schools in an English Local Authority (LA). The study employed the use of online focus groups and a written task to explore teachers’ conceptualisations of attachment, trauma, challenging behaviour, and whether those conceptualisations related to holding inclusive beliefs. Finally, the reflective chapter provides a reflexive account of the research process as a whole and includes: a discussion of the initial ideas and beginning stages of the research questions and research design; consideration of ethical issues; reflections about how the research study has contributed to personal knowledge and practice; and a discussion about how the research study can contribute to wider educational psychology practice and the literature base.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Nicola Veasy
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 11:08
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 11:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82269
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