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CONSUMER.ES/EROSKI awards and punishments before the academic results of students are common in many families. Although the parents rely on their effectiveness, experts agree that should not be used as a main stimulus to study. 44% Of school children in our country registers at least one assessment per suspense and 14.3% gets negative rating in more than three subjects. If approve you buy the bike; If suspendes you run out of camp. Awards and punishments before the academic results of students are common in many families. Although the parents trust in the effectiveness of incentives and sanctions so their children can obtain good grades, experts agree that should not be used as a main stimulus to study. Rewards and material penalties may apply on occasions, never as blackmail, threat or coercion, but as an educational resource aimed at recognizing the achievements or correct errors. Throughout the academic year, 44% of school children of our country registers at least one assessment per suspense and 14.3% gets negative rating in more than three subjects.

So this is confirmed by the results of the study of the Fundacion Antena 3 in search of educational success: realities and solutions (November 2010). Do parents react to this situation of academic failure? According to this same report, most of the parents trying to encourage student, worry and seek solutions or is angry. But in addition to adopt these attitudes, it is also common among Spanish families make use of incentives or sanctions before the academic results of students. While a 66.2% of the 1,000 children from 8 to 16 years surveyed for the study says receiving a prize or reward for getting good grades, 49.1% (55.4% in secondary) acknowledges receiving a punishment in the case of getting bad grades. Objectives of the rewards and punishments the material gifts are the type of more frequent Prize for students who obtained good grades.

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