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DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS: SOME ACTUAL ISSUES
DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS: SOME ACTUAL ISSUES

Author(s): Alex Wirth, Boris Aberšek
Subject(s): Education, School education
Published by: Scientia Socialis, UAB
Keywords: discipline in class; primary school; contemporary student; elderly teachers;
Summary/Abstract: Discipline in class is essential. Without it the educational processes and teachings are difficult. In this manner curricula goals are almost impossible to achieve. There are and there always will be some kind of conflicts between teachers and students, but they should not evolve to become a problem. Teachers (especially elderly teachers) often express pessimism of contemporary students. They say that today's students have less knowledge, they do misbehave more often than previous generations. A study among students was conducted. It was trying to determine the rate of discipline in schools in Celje to see if these statements are true. The questionnaire to students of one primary and one high school in Celje, Slovenia were distributed. The answers from 234 students were received. On the one hand, it was found out that senior high school students have the worst level of discipline of all the grades tested. They themselves assess their class atmosphere as less disciplined. They report that teachers use a lot of time to calm the class down. All this is probably a factor in lower average grade that the senior high school students have. On the other hand, it was found out that teachers do not react to the disturbance or they are trying to be repressive. These are not the correct ways of dealing with discipline issues. Therefore, there are some recommended ways how teachers should react.

  • Page Range: 138-140
  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English