The issue of school discipline is one of the single biggest concerns of the classroom teacher and can occupy an inordinate amount of a teacher's time and energy. In this chapter the term 'discipline' is considered to be mutually agreedupon teacher and student behaviour that is a response to any action that detracts from an optimal learning environment and which threatens the order and safety of the classroom. The focus in the present chapter is on understanding the relationship between policy and classroom practice in relation to discipline.
|Title of host publication||Meeting the Challenges of Primary Schooling|
|Editors||Lloyd Logan, Judyth Sachs|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|