Redefining discipline in a contemporary school setting: Empirical evidence from Kasulu

Ntawigaya, Noel Julius (2016) Redefining discipline in a contemporary school setting: Empirical evidence from Kasulu. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main focus of this study was to redefine discipline in a contemporary school setting with empirical evidence from Kasulu District. In order to achieve this purpose, the study was guided by three research objectives. The first objective in this study was to determine the way stakeholders define discipline in a school setting in Kasulu District.The second objective of the study was to determine stakeholder’s perception on how discipline in a school setting is maintained. The third objective of the study was to investigate the issues emerging in discipline control in school setting. The study used a mixed research approach which employed both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. About160 respondents were used and data were collected through questionnaires and interviews. Findings revealed that in a contemporary school setting discipline should be different to that interpretation persisted for a long period of time where this word suffered negative connotations especially in school setting but today discipline need to be defined beyond the school setting considering the contemporary social, economical, political changes and the cultural integrations prevailing in the current society. Extra element/parameters which can be involved to help in making good discipline need to be considered. It is then recommended that, in order to have good discipline in a contemporary school setting there should be the involvement of students themselves, teachers, parents and the religion leaders as well as the entire society. Also nobody should threaten discipline management at school. Moreover the disciplinary measures developed need to be empowered and the other measures should be defined to ensure good discipline.

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 13:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1667

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