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Programme for international student assessment 2000 — scotland analysis

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PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT 2000 - SCOTLAND ANALYSIS

SECTION 4 - SCHOOL LIFE

English Lessons - Disciplinary Climate and Teacher Support

1. Almost a quarter of 15 year olds surveyed reported that in most or all of their English lessons, the teacher has to wait a long time for quiet. This proportion was higher, at close to one third, in the UK as a whole. There were no other marked differences between Scotland and the UK in disciplinary climate and teacher support. The perceived interest and help from teachers is higher in Scotland and the UK than in the OECD as a whole.

Table 16 Percentage of students by responses to questions on discipline and support in English classes, Scotland, UK & OECD

Proportion of 15 year olds who reported that in English lessons:

Scotland

UK

OECD

Never

Sometime

Most or every lesson

Never

Sometime

Most or every lesson

Never

Sometime

Most or every lesson

the teacher has to wait a long time for quiet

15%

61%

24%

11%

58%

32%

17%

54%

29%

students cannot work well

25%

59%

16%

22%

61%

17%

25%

56%

19%

students don't listen to what the teacher says

20%

61%

19%

15%

65%

20%

17%

59%

24%

the teacher tells student they can do better

3%

45%

53%

4%

46%

50%

11%

38%

51%

the teacher does not like careless work

5%

37%

58%

5%

39%

55%

16%

35%

49%

the teacher shows an interest in every student's learning

4%

19%

77%

5%

19%

75%

12%

30%

59%

the teacher gives students an opportunity to express opinions

6%

23%

72%

4%

19%

77%

8%

24%

68%

the teacher continues teaching until the students understand

4%

20%

76%

5%

19%

76%

10%

30%

61%

the teacher does a lot to help students

4%

21%

75%

4%

21%

75%

9%

31%

60%

the teacher checks students homework

9%

24%

67%

6%

24%

69%

10%

31%

59%

students have to learn a lot

5%

34%

62%

4%

32%

64%

6%

34%

60%