Intergenerational changes

From readings and her parents' memories she had an impression that their schooling experience was different from hers in terms of discipline, clarity of what was expected from pupils, and overall ideologically colored environment. When she was a pupil, the practice of standing up when a teacher would enter the classroom was dying out. They were not obliged to that anymore unlike her parents and many generations before them. Cheating and copying were a widespread practice during her schooling, tolerated to a high extent. And when a pupil would be caught cheating, the punishment was not that severe, she or he would be asked to stop doing that or leave the classroom. But earlier generations would be punished a lot more for such misbehaving and even some physical punishments were involved. Another thing that caught her attention was that she grew up in a transitioning society where borders and names of countries were frequently changing. Many people were confused and didn't know where they were heading to as a society and the future was uncertain. She didn't feel that the state at that time had a clear ideological stance toward children, even though religious and nationalist motives started entering the classroom. But generations that grew up during Tito's realm and shortly after had a more clear picture of the state and ideology they were living in. They were pioneers and socialism was praised in and out of the school environment. Teachers also had a more clear picture of what was expected from them. But during her time things were not that obvious and there was a lot of social turbulence where many new and old ideas were clashing and paving a way for something still unclear.