October 3, 2012

Scottish Government publishes Behaviour in Schools study

Following the publication by the Scottish Government of The Behaviour in Scottish Schools study, The Scotsman has reported on the headline findings. It says teachers are being undermined by unruly and abusive pupils and the growing use of mobile phones.

The study also said nearly 80 per cent of teachers in secondary schools and two-thirds of those in primaries were forced to deal with “low-level” disruptive behaviour at least twice a day.

While it was noted that serious disruptive behaviour in the classroom had decreased since 2006, the report said there had been a rise in the proportion of teachers encountering pupils using mobile phones “abusively” in the past three years.

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