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Infographic: Classroom discipline

Authors: Jo Earp

Editor's note: This infographic was edited on 21 May, 2018 to reflect updates to the report referenced.

Stay tuned: We’ll return to the PISA 2015 data in a future infographic, to take a look at the student-related behaviours principals said hindered learning in their school.

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Anne 31 March 2017

When will the correlation be made between the results from the variable of classroom discipline and PISA results? If it is, or when it is, perhaps there might be a discussion about how to improve discipline in the classroom.

Marianne 05 April 2017

As a casual teacher relieving in many classrooms, over a number of subject areas and often seeing the same children during the day in those different classes, it is clear that the teacher who normally takes the class sets the tone and student expectations. Where teacher expectations are high and consistent the students settle quickly and begin the set work. Conversely, where low expectations are set (as in its ok to be late to class, ok to choose to work, there may be poor task descriptions or the set work is not appropriate) students quickly ‘work to the rule’. It is a pleasure to teach in classrooms where the expectations are high because the students value their lessons.

Markku 20 May 2018

I have a doubt that you have changed the numbers of Estonia and Finland, as the discipline is considered to be much better in Estonian schools. Thus I have no confidence in the data in the table, the numbers can be correct but are they connected to the right country?

Jo Earp 21 May 2018

Hi Markku, thanks for getting in touch. The infographic has now been edited to reflect updates to the PISA report referenced.

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