Prevenir a indisciplina e melhorar o comportamento de alunos em centros escolares

Translated title of the contribution: Prevent indiscipline and improve student behavior in school centres

Bela Filomena Matos, Célia Ribeiro

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This report is the result of an action research which took place at a schooling centre with the focus on the lack of discipline, one of the concerns amongst school staff. We focused our attention on student behaviour in the school playground, particularly on rainy days. The indiscipline includes attitudes and behaviors which are considered inadequate and unacceptable considering the moment, the context or expectations. To decrease and/or prevent this phenomenon, the causes must be considered and the preventive programs established. It is also needed the participation of all the educative agents, including the students. We made the diagnosis as a way of reflecting about the problem making an analysis of the natural data collected as well as interviews and questionnaires with teaching and non-teaching staff, so that we were able to perform a triangulation of data. A project was developed and implemented that would occupy the students’ spare time in a healthy way thereby promoting values, attitudes and ultimately minimizing and preventing disciplinary problems. We looked forward to joint discussions / brainstorming and sharing ideas in the search for better solutions. The results were positive with a decrease in indiscipline and an improvement in the schooling environment. The involvement of the school community and the different partners was a determining factor. Far from being a "recipe" with alternatives that will solve the problem, the main objective of the project was, first of all, to promote reflection and analysis of the theme by those involved in the educational process and to initiate a process of changing attitudes inside the school.
Translated title of the contributionPrevent indiscipline and improve student behavior in school centres
Original languagePortuguese
JournalRevista Brasileira de Gestao e Desenvolvimento Regional
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Indiscipline
  • Playground
  • Prevention
  • Project
  • Intervention


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