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SHOCK: Study Finds Discipline, Not Money, Makes Students Do Better

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Rob Shimshock Education Reporter
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A study found that discipline, not money, is the best indicator of school performance.

“Monetary investment in education is not sufficient to boost educational performance,” said Associate Professor Chris Baumann, a co-author of the study, which was featured in the International Journal of Educational Management. “Discussion of education policy often centers on funding, but the study now establishes that a much more effective ‘tool’ to improve education performance and ultimately the competitiveness of a nation, is to focus on school discipline.”

The authors suggest that disrespect for teachers and distraction in the classroom lead to wasted time and, therefore, less learning. The study argues that enhancing school discipline requires a negligible amount of spending. Competitiveness also increases alongside discipline.

“Teachers need effective tools to discipline students in order to create an atmosphere where students listen well, noise levels are low, teacher waiting time is also low, students work well, and class starts on time,” Baumann said.

When compared with Australia, the study found that China, Korea, and Japan had higher discipline, as well as academic achievement.

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