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ERIC Number: EJ929665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Japanese High School Teachers' Views on Pupil Misbehaviour
Kyriacou, Chris
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v18 n3 p245-259 2010
This study aimed to explore Japanese high school teachers' views of pupil misbehaviour in order to contribute to the growing international literature on discipline in schools. A total of 141 Japanese high school teachers completed a questionnaire which explored their views regarding the factors accounting for pupil misbehaviour, the frequency of pupil misbehaviour, and the strategies for dealing with pupil misbehaviour. The major factor accounting for pupil misbehaviour reported was "pupils who have emotional and/or behavioural difficulties". The most frequent pupil misbehaviour reported was "resting head on desk during lessons". The strategy rated most positively was "have a conversation with the pupil after the lesson in which you try to counsel the pupil towards understanding why doing the work and not misbehaving is in their best interests". Most of the findings are generally in line with those reported in Western educational contexts (UK, USA, Australia), but there are some noteworthy differences which, it is argued, can be attributed to cultural differences, most notably the importance afforded in Japan to the establishment of a collectivist identity and the socialising role of schooling. These findings contribute to a growing understanding of how teachers in different countries view the challenge of dealing with pupil misbehaviour in the classroom. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan