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The bad apples? teacher misbehaviour and discipline

The bad apples? teacher misbehaviour and discipline

Page, Damien (2012) The bad apples? teacher misbehaviour and discipline. In: 8th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA): Changing Futures, 27-28 Jun 2012, University of Hull, Hull, UK. (Unpublished)

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While there is no shortage of research concerning misbehaviour in schools, few studies focus on the misbehaviour of teachers. Where it does exist, it focuses purely on pedagogical misbehaviour, issues of competence, interactional efficacy and motivation. But teachers are not just classroom practitioners, they are employees engaged in the whole range of organisational behaviours, processes and interrelationships. As such, this paper presents findings from an analysis of 300 cases of disciplinary orders issued against teachers by the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE). The analysis revealed a dichotomy between external misbehaviours, primarily criminal offences, and 21 types of internal misbehaviours. The paper then presents a proposed model of teacher misbehaviour that places the phenomenon with a social, professional and organisational context. Finally, with the abolition of the GTCE, the paper considers the future of teacher discipline.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher misbehaviour, teacher discipline, organisational misbehaviour, teacher misconduct, general teaching council, The Teaching Agency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Lifelong Learning & Teacher Education
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:21

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