The Teacher as Disciplinarian: How do Students Feel?

Year: 1985

Author: Lewis, Ramon, Lovegrove, Malcolm N.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports on two independent investigations of the relationship between grade 9 students' perceptions of their teachers' classroom control techniques and the students' affective responses. The results indicate that a number of commonly used techniques are associated with students' anxiety and their at- titude to their teacher, the miscreant and their schoolwork. Teachers reactions to these data indicate a need for concern,
particularly as students report being disrupted from their schoolwork by techniques otherwise acceptable to teachers. Such as a lack of teacher calmness, teachers sending miscreants to other teachers and the use of class detentions. Despite these findings, behavioural changes in teachers may be very unlikely due to stress related issues.