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ERIC Number: ED523057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Has Discipline in School Deteriorated? PISA in Focus. No. 4
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
Classrooms and schools with more disciplinary problems are less conducive to learning, since teachers have to spend more time creating an orderly environment before instruction can begin. Interruptions in the classroom disrupt students' concentration on, and their engagement in, their lessons. Popular belief has it that every successive crop of students is less disciplined than the one before it, and that teachers are losing control over their classes. But popular belief has it wrong: according to data gathered in PISA 2009, the majority of students in OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries enjoy orderly classrooms, and between 2000 and 2009, discipline in school did not deteriorate--in fact, in most countries it improved.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment