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This is really strange but I seem to be encountering the opposite. Maybe it has
to do with the fact that we tighten the academic standards here, for probation,
and the students are well aware of that. Barb

"Fernandez, Jody" wrote:

> 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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> Visualize whirled peas.
>
> > -----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

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Barbara M. Stout
Supplemental Instructional Specialist
Learning Skills Center
The University of Pittsburgh
311 Wm. Pitt Union
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7920
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