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in education this most usually refers to the organised purposive management of learners and learning environments by a teacher. It is most often understood as the authoritative direction and ordering of pupil behaviour. Like discipline it is a term which sits uneasily with modern conceptions of freedom and equality and rights. Critics of state education often point to the role of schooling in social control.