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How would you tackle discipline in Education?
I want to assimilate as much information as possible about the best ways to tackle discipline in Education and then conduct surveys to see which ideas the public would support and think would be effective so please let me know your thoughts.

Below I am also going to outline my own idea and hope you can also provide feedback on it.

I believe that standards have been consistently slipping since corporal punishment was banished. This was effective because it was something students feared and whilst it seems clear that this will never be reintroduced I think the only way to tackle the issue is to bring in something different that students would respond to.

I propose bringing in military style schools for unruly pupils which would be run by ex military personnel trained as teachers. Students could be sent away for a couple of days or for a year depending on how problematic they are and allowed home only at weekends or possibly just holidays. They would be up at the crack of dawn, washing, cleaning and cooking for themselves and in bed early as well as obviously learning. It should be a demoralising experience that they would not want to go through again. Also it should be enforced by law so that if a parent refuses to agree to it, or drop off their child at the agreed destination then the police will collect the child from the families home and issue the parents with a fine for wasting police time.

I believe one of the major reasons this could work is it would take them out of the environment which has taught them to behave in the way that they do and away from parents in many instances who are never going to enforce any kind of discipline on their own child. Many of the parents are undoubtedly the problem but they need to be dealt with separately using social and welfare reform. If something isn�t done about their children then it�s another wasted generation and a problem which will continue.

I know this is a highly radical proposal but I believe that more people would support this then any of the political parties would ever believe, and if it did prove to be reasonably popular then it may just happen.

Please give me your opinion on this and any of your own ideas.

Thank you.

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Asked by Muz202 Tuesday May 19th 2009 in Learning Tips
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