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ERIC Number: EJ908593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Beginning Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions of Pupil Misbehaviour in Spain
Kyriacou, Chris; Ortega Martin, Jose Luis
Teacher Development, v14 n4 p415-426 Nov 2010
This study used a questionnaire to identify the perceptions of pupil misbehaviour held by a sample of 176 secondary school student teachers attending a one-year initial teacher training course in Spain. The main factor accounting for secondary school pupils' misbehaviour in lessons was reported to be "parents who do not instil pro-school values in their children". The most frequently reported form of misbehaviour in a typical secondary school lesson was reported to be "talking out of turn". The most effective disciplinary strategy reported was "have a conversation with the pupil after the lesson". The findings are broadly in line with similar research conducted in the UK, although there are some notable differences. In addition, over a quarter of the sample reported being "a bit confident" or "not at all confident" in "keeping pupils engaged", and this figure rose to over a half of the sample in "dealing swiftly with misbehaviour". (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain