Male teachers more likely to face aggression by pupils

December 29th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 29 (ANI): Its the male teachers who increasingly get subjected to pupils rowdy behaviour, as compared to female teachers, reveals a survey.

The survey conducted by the University of Warwick, commissioned by the National Union of Teachers, found that a large number of students had the tendency to answer male teachers back in the classroom and disrupt their lessons.

However, the scene was quite different for female teachers, as they reported a drop in rowdy behaviour.

But they were more likely to be harangued by aggressive parents, reports the Independent.

The university poll of 1,500 teachers revealed that 80 per cent of male teachers face pupils answering them back every week compared with 70.8 per cent of female teachers.

The findings agree with new figures published by the Conservatives showing the number of school suspensions topped 200,000 last year, many for offences that warranted permanent exclusion.

According to teachers” leaders, such a divergence in the university’’s figures is because pupils think it is easier to push the boundaries with male teachers.

The findings of the research show similar overall levels of disruption in the two years (2001 and 2008), even though the trend is towards more aggression against male teachers. (ANI)

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