Nature and function of rules

Fields, Barry A. (1997) Nature and function of rules. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 22 (3). pp. 7-12. ISSN 0312-5033


Surveyed Year 1 and 2 teachers in Australia about their classroom rules. Found that teachers have about six rules for their classes relating to pupil-pupil relations, completing academic tasks, movement around the classroom, property, safety, and other. Most rules concerned pupil-pupil interactions, and all rules can be seen as a way of socializing new students into the school environment.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: behaviour standards; classroom environment; discipline policy; early childhood education; school readiness; socialization; student behavior
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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