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Bad behavior in English schools ‘fuelled by over-indulgent parents’ – Telegraph

In Nonsense on March 30, 2012 at 06:55

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said the failure of many parents to act as 'good role models' was leading to deteriorating behaviour in lessons.

Bad behaviour in schools ‘fuelled by over-indulgent parents’ 

Pupils are being allowed to run wild with a “total disregard of school rules” because of a lack of proper discipline in the home, it was claimed.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warned that a quarter of members had been physically attacked at school in the last 12 months, with staff being pushed, scratched, punched, bitten, kicked and spat at. A third had been forced to deal with violence directed at them or other pupils.

Half of teachers said behaviour – particularly low-level disruption – had worsened in the last two years.

The biggest problems cited by teachers included children failing to pay attention, showing disrespect, using mobile phones in class and hurling verbal abuse at adults.

In many cases, staff said pupils were “very aware of their rights” and unafraid to challenge adult authority.


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