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Gestion de la discipline en classe au collège : étude des pratiques et des représentations des enseignants à l’île de La Réunion

Abstract : For several years, the French school system has shown some dysfunctions and has struggled to follow its school mission in instructing and educating all its students. Moreover, middle school students’ behavioural problems in class tend to interfere with teachers’ teaching task and as a consequence they tend to obstruct students’ success at school. This research takes place after the last 20 years of successive waves of plans undertaken from the French Ministry of education to address inappropriate behaviours at school. Since there is a lack of data in Reunion Island about teachers’ skills in dealing with students’ inappropriate behaviour in class, this descriptive and qualitative doctoral thesis questions the place given to classroom management in the French school system. This research aims at documenting: 1- middle school students’ behaviour in class; 2- teachers’ theoretical knowledge and practices in classroom management; 3- teachers’ representations pertaining to their training in classroom management. The sample ofrespondents includes 47 teachers in French public middle schools part of the Priority Education Network in Reunion Island. Results show the extent of the phenomenon of behavioural problems in some classes and seem to indicate a lack of teachers’ skills and teachers’ knowledge in classroom management regardless of their age, their gender and their length of service. The data analysis also indicates that one of the possible reasons for these results could be a lack of reservice and in-service teachers’ training in classroom management. This research joints to the fact that classroom management is a crucial part of the teaching profession. It also invites the French scientific community to invest the theme of classroom management since this theme is currently barely studied in France.
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Éric Lauret. Gestion de la discipline en classe au collège : étude des pratiques et des représentations des enseignants à l’île de La Réunion. Education. Université de la Réunion, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LARE0024⟩. ⟨tel-02168671⟩



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