Points of view

12th December 2003 at 00:00
* Joan Sallis (TES, November 21) calls for more dialogue about the factors which "promote pleasant behaviour, more expressive language, pride and self-respect" .

How ironic, then, that inside that TES was a promotional leaflet from Continuum for a series of books with titles referring to pupils as "buggers". Both the language used and the attitude which underlies it are dismaying. A prerequisite for good behaviour is respect for each other.

Just imagine if the boot was on the other foot and a pupil referred (openly) to teachers as "buggers"!

Lizanne MacKenzie Westview 63 Albert Road, Dumfries

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