Discipline in the classroom policy and practice

Phillip Slee, Laurence Owens, Janice Flaherty, Andrew Laybourne

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeeting the Challenges of Primary Schooling
EditorsLloyd Logan, Judyth Sachs
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781134756957
ISBN (Print)9780415146555
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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