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ERIC Number: ED074053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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Discipline: Are Older Teachers More Liberal Than Younger Ones?
Starkey, John D.; And Others
A questionnaire was administered to 356 teachers and administrators enrolled in graduate courses at Northern Illinois University. The participants were divided into four age groups: 18-26, 27-33, 34-40, and over 40. The questionnaire investigated attitudes concerning the initiation of classroom discipline, effective methods for classroom discipline, and the effect of class structure on discipline. It was found that participants over 40 years of age are more liberal in many views concerning discipline than participants under 27 years of age. It was suggested that better classroom discipline will result from a) the principal's support of the teacher's view of a reasonable classroom, b) parent-teacher conferences concerning children with discipline problems, c) the establishment of discipline rules in the first few days of class, and d) a variation of teaching methods in the maintenance of discipline. It was also found that class structure was not effective in the maintenance of classroom discipline. (BRB)
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