In an effort to deal with problem students who regularly disturb class time, the Osaka City Board of Education is planning to develop a program in which such students are removed from their normal classes for a short period of time and placed in specialized guidance programs designed to help them get back on track.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto met with a Board of Education panel this week to discuss the matter of disruptive students in public elementary, middle and high schools. The meeting discussed some of the issues, including how to deal with violent behavior and disruption of classes, NHK reported.
A proposal was submitted that outlined a program in which such students would be temporarily removed from their regular classes and sent to "special guidance classrooms," to study under teachers and other part-time staff with backgrounds in psychology and child development.
Hashimoto was quoted by NHK as saying, "It is paramount that we provide structure and stability for these students who repeatedly run into problems in the classroom. By allowing these children to continue causing problems, we are also allowing them to affect the lives and well-being of other children in schools."© Japan Today