Pupils’ Perceptions on Corporal Punishment in Enhancing Discipline in Primary Schools in Tanzania, Survey Study of Primary Schools at Kawe Ward in Kinondoni in Dar es Salaam

Gwando, Rukia Hassani (2017) Pupils’ Perceptions on Corporal Punishment in Enhancing Discipline in Primary Schools in Tanzania, Survey Study of Primary Schools at Kawe Ward in Kinondoni in Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was about pupils‟ perceptions on corporal punishment in enhancing discipline in primary schools in Tanzania. The study aimed at: determining pupils‟ perceptions on the usefulness of CP in enhancing their learning discipline in primary schools: finding out pupils‟ perceptions on CP in shaping their behaviours in primary schools, and identifying pupils‟ perceptions on CP in enhancing pupil‟s self-control in the society. The study used 120 respondents from five primary schools based at Kawe ward in Kinondoni district in Dar es Salaam. Primary data was collected through questionnaire and interview. The data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The study found that CP was common in primary schools. It was used as mean of controlling pupils. It was further found that most pupils accepted that CP helped them to reach their goals academically. Again, CP was perceived as essential to safeguard innocent pupils against cruel ones. Furthermore, it was found that CP could control pupils‟ behaviour although there was no significant evidence that CP build confidence among pupils. Again it was found that the application of CP had positive impact to pupils in order to make them behave well in their society. The study recommended that the government should make sure that the implementation of CP in primary schools adheres to the laws stipulated. Again, teachers should not use CP excessively and as a way of terrifying pupils. Furthermore, the society must work very closely between their children and teachers so that wherever CP is applied brings positive impact to the pupil concerned.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:30
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1563

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