Don't pander to 'disaffected' boys

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
Christine Lees blames teaching styles for fuelling adolescent boys' frustration ("More to angst than hormones", TES, March 9) Has it ever occurred to her that for over half a century we have been trying to appease "disaffected" adolescents by constantly revising the urriculum? What is required is not a new curriculum but the political courage to institute a new code of discipline, as the vast majority of teachers will be pleased to tell her.

John Steadman

14 Garrigill

Fatfield, Washington Tyne and Wear

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