Transforming Troubled Lives SEBDA’s International Conference being Keble College, Oxford 15th - 17th September 2010 At risk pupil´s attitudes towards the quality of school lifeopportunity and protection as resources for At-risk pupil´swithin the school life Věra Vojtová Associate professor, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
Inclusive Education of Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders Research aim • Empirical research in mainstream schools with focus on: • pre-school facilities, • primary schools, • counselling services offering preventive educational care and institutional care.
Education as a risk factor • 6 % of population from 15 to19 do not finish education (OECD, 2007) • 3,5-4 % ofczpopulationfinishmandatoryeducation in lower grade than 9th • 15-30 % among the children with behaviour difficulties (Barr, Parret, 2001).
Education as a protective factor SEN Competences Empowerment, resilience
The School Life Evaluation Scale Theschoolenvironmentscale • 6 dimensionswith35 questions Self-evaluation of behaviour • 6 questions Introspection(self-report) Likert-type scale 1596 responends - 12 – 15 years old
Relation between the pupil´s school evaluation and negative self-evaluation of Behaviour (SSc-indipendent, BSc-dependent variable)Parametryregresníhomodelu a korelačníkoeficienty (sebehodnocení = závisleproměnná) 35 indicators R=0,504 7 indicators Rsquare 0,25 – simplification Výsledný úsporný model je konstruován z položek, jež vykazují nejtěsnější souvislost se škálou sebehodnocení chování
Simplified model • Issues of the highestvaluesofcorrelation and regression parameters • By the means of the stepwise method the software found the variables with the highest informative value. • Its explanatory power in comparison with the model, where all the variables were included, decreases only minimally.
Opportunity and protection as resource for At-risk children within the educational processes
Dimensions of school environment scale (i) the overall satisfaction with school, (ii) the perception of one's own success and opportunity in learning, (iii) negative experience, (iv) the teacher-pupil relationship, (v) the school status of pupils, (vi) the formation of identity
The questionnaire originally by Williams, Batten (1981); Binkley, Rust, Williams (1996); Dinkes, Forrest, Lin-Kelly (2007). The software SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) [Norušis, 1998].