Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

By the Numbers: Headteachers Supporting Classroom Discipline

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

By the Numbers: Headteachers Supporting Classroom Discipline

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The extent to which school leaders collaborate with teachers on maintaining discipline varies widely across the world, figures show

headteachers supporting classroom discipline

Maintaining discipline is a key aspect of running a school. But the extent to which heads actively work with their classroom staff on behaviour varies dramatically between countries, research shows.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) asked lower-secondary leaders in 37 countries and regions whether they "collaborate with teachers to solve discipline problems".

The results, published in the Education at a Glance 2016 report this month, show that less than a fifth (19.8 per cent) of heads in Russia do so "often" or "very often", compared with 93.1 per cent in Romania. In England, less than four out of 10 (39.7 per cent) of the heads surveyed often collaborate with teachers on classroom discipline. …

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