Chapter 1 Introduction: Why it is important to answer back.- Chapter 2 Daring to disagree about school 'discipline': An Australian case study of a media-led backlash.- Chapter 3 Understanding and challenging dominant discourses about student behaviour at school.- Chapter 4 Promoting pedagogies of engagement in secondary schools: Possibilities for pedagogical reform.- Chapter 5 Goodbye Mr. Chips, Hello Dr. Phil?.- Chapter 6 Rethinking mis/behaviour in schools: From 'youth as a problem' to the 'relational school'.- Chapter 7 Reframing 'behaviour' in schools: The role of recognition in improving student wellbeing.- Chapter 8 'Schoolwork' and 'teachers': Disaffected boys talk about their problems with school.- Chapter 9 Beyond the 'habits' of 'punishing criticising and nagging': Fostering respectful and socially just student relations using critical pedagogies.- Chapter 10 Overcoming the 'hidden injuries' of students from refugee backgrounds: The importance of caring teacher-student relationships.- Chapter 11 Against the tide: Enacting respectful student behaviour policies in 'zero tolerance' times.- Chapter 12 'Answering Back' - some concluding thoughts.
Dr Anna Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of South Australia. Her current research interests include critical policy studies, micropolitics, teachers' work, classroom management and school discipline. Dr Bruce Johnson is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of South Australia. His research interests include human resilience, curriculum theory and development, school reform, classroom management, and sexuality education. Bill Lucas is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of South Australia. His research interests include pedagogy, social justice, leadership, school reform and the management of learning environments.