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We have been discussing the same thing here.Immaturity and out-and-out
rudeness seem to have become the norm lately.

Jody Fernandez
The University of South Florida
EDU 202M
974-1054
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daryl Stephens [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 1:42 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Student behavior in classes
>
> Recently several of my colleagues and I had noticed that there seems to be
> a
> great deal more immature behavior than usual among our students this
> semester
> --mostly talking in class and coming in late or leaving early.  At our
> state
> developmental conference last week, I talked to instructors from several
> points in the state, and they had noticed the same problems--actually
> having to
> ask students to be quiet or leave the room if they were going to have
> non-content-related conversations during class.
>
> Is this a problem nationwide this year?  (I think this year's college
> freshmen
> are the group that were in fourth grade the last year I taught fifth grade
> in
> another state, and I remember that bunch being less well-behaved than most
> groups.)
>
>
> Daryl Stephens  <[log in to unmask]>
> Assistant Professor (math)
> Division of Developmental Studies
> East Tennessee State University
> Box 70620, Johnson City, TN 37614
> Office phone (423) 439-4676   Fax:  (423) 439-7446