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Title: The engagement with children with behaviour difficulties in the centres of the Society of Christian doctrine in Malta
Authors: Schembri, James
Keywords: Behaviour
Society of Christian Doctrine (Malta)
Inclusive education
Catholic Church -- Doctrines
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Boys with behaviour difficulties find schooling very challenging. Research, however, shows that this challenge is modified by the approach taken by the school and teachers to address the needs of these young people. This study attempts to present a new perspective on these issues in nonformal education. This study explores how boys with behaviour difficulties are engaged in learning activities in nonformal educational settings. A qualitative case study approach was adopted. Twelve---year---old boys in three catechism classes in three different centres of the Society of Christian Doctrine where observed during three evening sessions, and their catechists where interviewed on how they try to engage boys with behaviour difficulties. Qualitative analysis of the data led to the identification of six major themes: Positive discipline, Making the child your ally, Responding to diversity, Close collaboration with parents, Resources and physical setting, and Inclusion.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 2011

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