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Some schools in London favour strict discipline, opponents call encouragement effective


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There will be strictness for studies once again in some schools of Britain, and children will be reprimanded if they commit mistakes. The era of strict discipline can restart. The reason behind the same is the constantly deteriorating results of school children after strict discipline getting weakened in schools. Now, some private schools, in order to deal with the poor results, have suggested the old methods of teaching with strict discipline. For which private schools are asking for the permission of the parents and more fees.

This proposal was made by the Principal of South London’s Michella Community School, Catherine Birbal Singh, following which the debate related to this blew out in London. The matter has now become political and the whole country is now divided in two groups. The people who are opposing this proposal are of the opinion that they look at schools as centres of education and not as rocket launching pads for success. On the other hand, they are also saying that strict discipline is not the only option for the students’ development, and children can be motivated to do better by praising them, and with their merit points.

Some sociologists argue that what adults call rigidity, that discipline is preferred by children, and they believe that this will lead to their growth and development.

Classroom politics has been a part of class politics in Britain, and for children of different classes, there have been different schools in the country. Ronald Dahl, in his book ‘The Agony’, has written that in Britain, children in grammar schools were beaten until they started bleeding, on committing a mistake or on not being able to memorize something, and it did not matter if the student was a prince or the child of somebody poor. These grammar schools were shut in 1960, and new comprehensive schools were opened up.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.


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