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ERIC Number: EJ942585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
The Problems Public Schools Face: High School Misbehaviour in 1990 and 2002
Fish, Reva M.; Finn, Kristin V.; Finn, Jeremy D.
Education Research and Perspectives, v38 n1 p59-80 Jun 2011
Misbehaviour in high school impacts learning and instruction in the classroom as well as the educational climate of the institution. In this report, changes in administrators', teachers', and students' reports of misbehaviour between 1990 and 2002 were examined using two national US databases. There was little change in administrators' perspectives on the severity of misbehaviours, with some reported increase in verbal abuse of teachers and decrease in alcohol use. School urbanicity was not related to administrator reports of misbehaviour. Students reported less fighting and skipping class in 2002, but an increase in disruptions by other students and drug availability was found. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A