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ERIC Number: EJ1268197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
A Focus on Civility with Public School Educators and Students
Qvarnstrom, Jeanne
Critical Questions in Education, v11 n2 p119-128 Sum 2020
Public school teachers in Southwest Texas were surveyed regarding important civil behaviors students should practice and prevalent uncivil behaviors they have observed in the classroom. There was consensus across all demographic groups that the most important civil behaviors were the ability to successfully manage conflicts with others and the ability to respond respectfully to the opinions of others. The most prevalent uncivil behavior reported by the teachers was the use of sarcastic remarks to others followed by blaming others for their own negative actions. Focus groups with high school students were held on the same topic. Findings demonstrated similarities and differences between teachers and students and their perceptions of civility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas