Scale of disruptive behavior in schools seriously underestimated?

From experience to meaning...

Quite an alarming results in a study from the University of East Anglia, with an academic stating that the true extent of poor pupil behavior in schools is seriously underestimated in school in Britain. Do note that the four studies mentioned are all indirect as they surveyed and interviewed teachers and pupils on their perception rather than measuring the disruptive behavior itself. Although perception can be important, actually is important, this to me is one of the weaker points of the research as perception is very much determined by personal opinions and (past) experiences.

From the press release:

Prof Haydn’s findings are from four studies conducted over 10 years. The research aimed to gain a more accurate insight into the extent to which deficits in the working atmosphere limit educational achievement and equality of educational opportunity in English schools. It also explored the difficulties schools and teachers face in reconciling the…

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