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Bad behaviour in the classroom is being fuelled by parents, union leader says

The Guardian, 23 March 2010
Publié le : 23 mars 2010
 Rachel Williams 

"Middle-class parents are fuelling bad behaviour in the classroom by "buying off" their children with computers and televisions rather than teaching them basic social skills, a teachers' union leader said today.

"Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said some parents failed to "support the right of the teacher to teach" and of pupils to learn by failing to create the right social conditions at home.

"Children were living in "isolation", glued to computer games and TV shows in their bedrooms, and in many cases it was relatively wealthy parents who were encouraging such solitary behaviour. "They are not learning about give and take within the family," she said."

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