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A good starting point for a discourse on school discipline is the ‘definition’ given by Jones [Jones, F. H. "The Gentle Art of Classroom Discipline." National Elementary Principal 58 (1979): 26-322.]: "discipline, most simply stated, is the business of enforcing simple classroom rules that facilitate learning and minimize disruption"

The emphasis is on facilitating learning. A quiet class where no learning is happening cannot, therefore qualify to be a disciplined class. Minimizing disruption while learning is not the same as minimizing disruption while teaching. Teaching and learning are no doubt related but the two processes are often understood poorly.

Group 03 extracts look further into the issue of children and control

 

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