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ERIC Number: ED347269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-9
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-947833-64-1
ISSN: N/A
Discipline in Scottish Secondary Schools: A Survey. Research Report Series.
Johnstone, Margaret; Munn, Pamela
A study was conducted to obtain an overall picture of discipline problems in Scottish secondary schools. In particular, the study sought to clarify what teachers counted as a discipline problem, how Scottish views related to views in England and Wales, the headteacher's role, and how discipline related to other managerial tasks. A questionnaire was sent to 112 schools, with approximately 10 teachers per school asked to complete it. The total sample was 1,011 teachers. A supplementary survey was done 6 months later of all secondary school headteachers in the state sector in Scotland. Key findings include the following: (1) teachers viewed the issue of discipline as central; (2) teachers were willing to consider and to propose solutions; and (3) good discipline and a happy school required joint and concerted effort of all the staff. Generally, analysis of the responses indicated two opposing views: (1) that school and society were out of step and that discipline would be improved if society could be changed; and (2) that negotiation over discipline was possible. Further, the study findings suggest that there are no easy solutions, many schools are trying hard, and a pool of skills and knowledge exists. Included are a technical appendix, 30 tables, and 8 references. (JB)
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John St., Edinburgh EH8 8JR Scotland, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Head Teachers; Scotland