Schools should be more communal, collaborative

Surrey – The Editor, In one of my classes, we were recently discussing the issue of delinquent behavior. Communal school organization has been recommended as a potential positive school initiative with regard to fighting youth school failure and reducing the risk for delinquency.

A communally organized school acts like a community with supportive relationships among teachers and students, who share a common set of goals. A communal school is beneficial for both students and teachers.

Communally organized schools have higher levels of teacher efficiency, work enjoyment, morale, satisfaction, academic interest, achievement, motivation and empathy. They have lower levels of dropouts, misbehaviour, delinquency and drug use. A collaborative school culture in which teachers share responsibility and commitment to students would be more effective than the individualistic culture that characterizes most schools.

Bilawal Makkar

Surrey

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