Disciplinary problems faced by teachers in primary schools: a study of selected primary schools in South Imenti of Meru central district
Muthoni, Judith Karambu
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''Displinary problems faced by teachers in primary schools. A study of selected primary schools in South Imenti Division of Meru Central District''. Purpose of the study The purpose of this study was to find out; (a). The types of existing school discipline problems faced by primary school teachers (b). The possible causes of indiscipline among school pupils (c). Various methods used by teachers in dealing with discipline problems and types of punishments used by teachers. (d). The role-played by the head teacher in dealing and maintaining desired discipline in schools. Procedure A review of literature was made to identify the types of discipline problems existing in primary schools, causes, methods used in dealing with the same, and the role of the head teachers in matters of discipline. Two questionnaires were developed. The head teacher questionnaire was in two parts; A. Requiring head teacher to provide general and relevant information about his schools. B. Specific information regarding his roles in matters of school discipline The teacher’s questionnaire was in 4 parts: Part 1 asking teachers to indicate a tick on checklist, the problems behaviours they encounter. Part 11 asking teachers to indicate the possible caused of mis-behaviour among pupils Part 111 requiring teachers to select from a given list the methods they use most or never use in dealing with mis-behaviour. Part IV requiring teachers to indicate the constraints they experience in their attempts to maintain discipline in their attempts to maintain discipline in the school. Ten in South Imenti Division of Meru Central District were randomly selected and used, and standard four, five, six and seven respectively. The ten headmasters and four class teachers from each of the target standard were used hence making a total of fifty respondents.