The negative effects of bad behaviour on learning can be hard to make up fully. However, the ones who improve their behaviour do still do significantly better than their misbehaving peers. Children whose behaviour worsened during the later years of primary school showed the least progress between the Key Stages.
There is plenty of evidence showing that both behaviour and attainment in childhood have life-long consequences: for economic , social and health outcomes as well as life satisfaction. About half the children in the age group we studied demonstrated no conduct problems at any age. Another third demonstrated moderate levels of disruptive behaviour by the final year in primary school. So in an average classroom of 25 to 30 children, we estimate that four of them would display high levels of problematic conduct or disruptive behaviour.
This affects the teaching environment of classrooms and makes it tougher for teachers to teach and other students to learn. Our results suggest there may be a relationship between disruptive behaviour and the capacity of a child to benefit from school, and therefore on their grades. Children developing problem behaviours in the age group we studied were more likely to be boys, have special educational needs, be eligible for free school meals and have had lower scores earlier on in primary school.
It is possible that both explanations are at play, with a certain amount of negative consequences begetting more negative consequences in a vicious cycle. Whatever the cause, early intervention to improve behaviour could be key. The additional funding and support was associated with a decrease in problem behaviour.
But schools would still benefit from greater resources to be able to support their students to minimise the impact of adversity and problem behaviour on learning and healthy development. Screen music and the question of originality - Miguel Mera — London, Islington. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Praveetha Patalay , UCL. Bad education. Eventually the important characters made themselves known and things improved so I stuck with it Initially I thought I was not going to complete this book.
Eventually the important characters made themselves known and things improved so I stuck with it. The story was okay and it was fun to read about in the UK. Basically the core of the book was good but there was just too much extraneous stuff, too many unnecessary characters, too many pages! Just not really my kind of book View all 10 comments. Oct 07, Marianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: borrowed-copy-returned.
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The story is told in three main narrative strands, and over two time periods, the late s and the current time, beginning in And in Cottesloe, Western Australia, Justine reflects on the tumultuous changes that occurred in her life in How their lives interact, and their ultimate fates are what comprise this excellent novel. Byrski exposes her characters to racial discrimination, child abuse and rape, and terrorism. Her plot is completely credible and her characters are familiar, the sorts of people one regularly encounters daily. Their dialogue is wholly natural, overheard often in cafes, shops and around the family home.
Nov 01, Anita added it. I'm not going to rate this as I lost interest before page It would be unfair because I might have been interested if I wasn't swamped with things to do and better books. But I wouldn't recommend it.
View all 4 comments. Dec 08, Bryn rated it really liked it. It was a pleasure to read a book that focused on the strength of women and relationships The way different people viewed their relationships and the misunderstandings and individual perceptions and the responses to circumstances in different times One of the few books I rated with 4 stars Read as audio book Aug 24, Cynthia Grove rated it liked it.
Well it's a stretch to say I have read it. I read maybe a fifth of it, maybe even a quarter, it didn't grab me so I went to the end a bit interesting. I looked at various points through the book but it felt messy to me. Of Liz Byrski's novels this is the first one I haven't loved. It may come down to my state of mind when reading, I don't know. There seem to be many characters in the book with a variety of entangled relationships across many years and at least two countries. Was person A the s Well it's a stretch to say I have read it.
Was person A the sister, cousin, girlfriend, housemate or what for person B? Get it straight once but next time one or both of them occurs in the book it might be years later and in a different country. Please don't let me put you off if you like Liz Byrski's work, or even if you just have a fancy to read it. She is a wonderful writer but this book was not for me at this time. Jul 12, Sue Trippas rated it liked it. Personally, I enjoyed Gang of Four much more. I found Bad Behaviour too long and there were moments when I could have put the book down and not finished it. I would recommend other Liz Byrski books over this one.
Jul 22, Barbara Phi rated it it was amazing. This book is right, was an amazing year and the subject of friendship amongst women in all its complexity, is cleverly and sensitively explored , I really enjoyed this book. And I maintain her books are more than geriatric chick-lit.
Jul 19, Tracy rated it liked it Shelves: e-book. I enjoyed it - well written swinging between the late 60's and early 's. Good characters that you can relate to.
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The narrator as it was an audio book did a great job. Lovely Aussie and British accents.
Apr 30, Roslyn rated it really liked it. An interesting story focusing on the lives of women of various ages, and the men with whom they become entangled. Traverses s to early s, Australia, UK and Paris. Some interesting ethical and personal dilemmas are canvassed to do with parenting and intimacy. Jan 08, Liz Phillips rated it really liked it. I loved this book, the author never disappoints.
Such an easy read, though with quite a few characters you really need to buckle down and read quite a few chapters to get to know who everyone is. Four and a half stars. Jan 17, Tanya rated it really liked it. Good book.
Loved the characters and the story. Dec 13, Kathy rated it liked it. It was an ok read but I think it was too long, too wordy and had too many characters to keep track of. I have enjoyed other Liz Byrski books more than this one. Another good book by Liz Byrski, enjoyed this book very much. Sep 19, Jane Smith rated it really liked it. Have not found a book by Liz Byrski that I have not enjoyed. Mar 24, Jess Dumitro rated it it was ok.
I lost interest in this book after 5 chapters. Just didn't grab me. Jan 20, Jenni Johnston rated it it was amazing. Absolutely loved this book. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
View 1 comment. Sep 06, Bronwyn Rykiert rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , family , library-book , australian , friends. This story goes back and fro between Australia and England. It starts in Australia and goes back to London where Zoe has gone for a working holiday, she finds work at the BBC where she meets Richard who reluctantly becomes her husband when she finds out that she is pregnant, but that ends in disaster when the baby is born.
With the break up of this marriage Zoe also loses her new best friend, Richard's sister Julia. At the same time as Zoe is meeting and falling in love with Richard, Julia This story goes back and fro between Australia and England. At the same time as Zoe is meeting and falling in love with Richard, Julia is working in Paris and is falling in love with Tom but that is short lived too, as Tom finds out his previous girlfriend is pregnant and he feels he must do the right thing by her.
Julia goes on to Marry Simon but that is also short lived and the life Julia leads as Simon's wife is boring.
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This is a time of the Woman's Lib movement of which Julia wants to be a part of, she goes to a meeting with like mided woman and meets her life long friend Hilary. Years later Tom sees Julia's picture in the paper and goes looking for her as he has never stopped loving her and his marriage for the sake of a baby did not work out. Julia is a little elusive but Tom wins her. He and Richard are best mates by this time too. Zoe returned to Australia not long after her baby Daniel was born, she had to go back to live with her mother Eileen, who would not accept Daniel as her grandson.
Not long after this Zoe meets Archie and they go on to have 2 daughters. What I really loved about this book was the meeting 30 years after of Julia and Zoe and with that Richard. I like the way their lives were interwoven again after the long absense. I would also have liked to hear more of Justine's story.
Justine married Daniel, but that caused it's own problems to start with as Justine was 12 years older than Daniel.
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