How China deals with mobiles in theclassroom: Teacher orders a student to smash her phone after being caughttexting (but didn’t notice another student filming the whole thing)
Students at Dongguan University in Chinawere well aware of the strict no tolerance policy for using their mobile phonesin class.
But the pupils in Mr Jiang’s finance lessondid not expect him to resort to enforcing such an extreme punishment, after theteacher ordered one of them to smash their phone or else risk failing themodule.
Ironically Mr Jiang missed anothermisbehaving student, who recorded the whole thing on their own smartphone.
The college has now asked him to pay costs,but his controversial methods have been a source of debate on social media.
In the footage the pupils sat in silence as the girl vigorously threw her phoneonto the ground multiple times.
If she failed to do she may have faced a30-point deduction in her final grade, where she could have failed the module.
They had all been warned of the zerotolerance policy for using their mobiles before.
Reports saythe lesson was at the City College of the Dongguan University of Technology.
The college decided that Mr Jiang’s actions were out of order and made himcompensate for the girl’s loss.
But on social media the professor’s methodssparked debate, reports news channel CCTV News.
And this is why they’re kicking our asz.
Too bad our schools in the US can’t do this. We’d have much smarter students,much higher graduation rate, and probably greater success getting and keepingjobs.
The university has a no tolerance policy to mobile phones in the classroom, Ithink the teacher was right, in making the student destroyed her phone. Tellingthe teacher to pay for the cost of the phone, is not exactly giving theteachers any support for the policy, the university itself put up. And furthermore, it’s not showing any respect for the teachers
Quite right. Furthermore, US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to textduring films. This is the reason I do not go to the Cinema anymore, that andbad behaviour in general usually from younger people who have had no disciplinedrummed into them in Western schools !
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AMC backtracked on that. Right now, there’s no plans to do so. That may changein the future, though.
Thats fine as long as he is the one buying my daughter a new phone – this is apunishment on the parents by teachers who cannot control their class.
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Rubbish! Teachers are there to teach, not to have to constantly enforce goodmanners and good behaviour. Pupils choose to sneak a look at , or use, theirphones and there have to be consequences. The sanctions, agreed by the school,are how teachers control their classes. Some pupils are resistant to anycontrol, just as there are anti-social people on the streets that the Policestruggle to control.