The classroom of today: seat of learning or educational warzone?

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Great Britain. Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Office of the Children's Commissioner
Date of publication
7 November 2010
Education and Skills, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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This online booklet brings together contributions from people with very different perspectives on the contentious issue of behaviour in schools. Contributors include David Blunkett MP, former Secretary of State for Education and Employment; Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College; Phil Beadle, an education columnist; the Children's Commissioner, herself a former teacher, and a current teacher. Responses have been written by six young people from the UK Youth Parliament, Youthbank and the Young Mayor Network. What all the writers have in common is considerable insight into education. Areas examined included: the quality of teaching in schools and whether teachers are able to get on with teaching or find themselves constantly at war with disruptive pupils.

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