Methods used by teachers in managing pupils indiscipline in primary schools in Karungu Division in Migori District-Kenya
Odhiambo, Samson B.
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the methods used by the teachers in managing pupils indiscipline in Karungu Division in Migori District. The study focussed the following areas: 1. The forms of pupils indiscipline in primary schools in Karungu Division. 2. The causes of pupils indiscipline 3. The methods used by teachers in managing the pupils indiscipline The study was conducted in ten (10) schools out of the thirty (30) schools in Karungu Division. The study sample comprised 10 head teachers, 40 classteachers and 103 class eight pupils. The tools used in the collection of data were three types of questionnaire i.e the headteachers questionnaire, the class teachers questionnaire and the pupils questionnaire. The data collected was analysed and the summary was given in the table of frequency and percentage. Qualitative data was put in a coherent discourse. The findings arrived at after the analysis of the data are given below: 1. Many forms of pupils indiscipline existed in Karungu Division. These included absenteeism, truancy, lateness etc. teachers treated, these forms of pupils indiscipline which interfered with learning more seriously than those which where related to moral development. 2. The respondents gave numerous causes of pupils indiscipline such as peer group influence, home environment and the school environment. It was revealed that the causes of pupils indiscipline were varied. 3. Teachers and head teachers used various methods of managing the pupils indiscipline depending on the cause and the severity of the indiscipline. 4. The respondents indicated that several problems were encountered in managing the pupils indiscipline.