How Do Other Countries Do Discipline

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How Other Countries Do Discipline

After reading the article about “How Other Countries Do Discipline”, I totally agree with the author’s view that a school’s disciplinary climate is not only the product of the educator’s belief and actions, but it is also shaped by the legal and social context of the country. Though every country has different customs and rules, the work of discipline all leads to help to prevent discipline problems and to create a better environment for learning.

First of all, the article examined assessment and survey data from 49 countries that participated in the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS), such as Canada, Chile, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, and the United States. By exploring the data, it shows discipline problems were strongly associated with lower student achievement. In addition to assessing math and science achievement, TIMSS surveys students, teachers, and administrators about their experiences in school. Principals reported on absenteeism, tardy arrivals, and skipping class problem. Teachers reported how often their ability to teach was impacted by disruptive students. Students reported on the times they had been teased recently. However, school level and country level also strongly link to school discipline. The data shows that in countries with fewer discipline problems, such as Japan and South Korea, the schools often get higher test scores in the TIMSS.

There are some assumptions about why discipline problems happened in certain area; one of the answers is poverty. The result of some research is that when there’s a greater difference among students’ backgrounds, there will be more discipline problems. The research also point...

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