Understanding classroom behaviour

For a book which provides many insights on classroom management, and which has become a classic, see:

For more overviews of the factors which impinge on issues of classroom management, see:

Teachers work to cope with the demands of the classroom by maintaining order and by teaching effectively, while pupils cope by trying to achieve what they see as an appropriate balance between maintaining their peer status and satisfying school goals through learning. For a sociological analysis of how teachers and pupils establish a working consensus in the classroom and fascinating insights into the coping strategies which teachers and pupils might adopt, see:

For the original use of the concept of working consensus, see:

It is crucial to hold on to management issues in the context of broader educational objectives. On this, see: