DISCIPLINE AND ITS SUBSEQUENT BENEFITS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH IN MILITARY INSTITUTIONS
Abstract: Discipline, understood as people’s acceptance to abide by certain rules or code of behavior, either out of
conviction, or of fear of punishment, seems to have lost the significance it had in the past in a lot of domains, starting from
parenting and education and ending who knows where. On the other hand, discipline has always been considered – next to
professionalism, honor, loyalty – one of the most important traits of the military environment, maybe a key factor that gives
consistency and coherence to military action. Without it, how would one make sure that the decisions made at strategic
level are carried out and put into practice all the way down to tactical level? Furthermore, what would lack of discipline
mean – be it understood at least as self-discipline, maybe – for any professional working in any field, but all the more so
for those working in the military? The article is a plea for the extremely important role that discipline plays in this specific
environment, showing subsequent benefits for language learning and the English class management.
Keywords: discipline; military environment; adult education; English teaching; mutual respect.
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