Factors leading to Indiscipline in Secondary Schools in Siha District Council, Tanzania

Kiwale, Aloyce John (2017) Factors leading to Indiscipline in Secondary Schools in Siha District Council, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to examine major factors influencing indiscipline in Secondary Schools in Siha District and to establish whether positive alternative approaches of enhancing discipline had taken root in these schools to eradicate this problem. The study was conducted in five (5) Secondary Schools in Siha District, Tanzania. It was guided by the social learning theory. The target population consisted of 1,000 people. The sample included 15 teachers, 15 parents/guardians, 10 school board members and 30 students. The study employed descriptive survey design, which was more suitable because it enabled the researcher to acquire information from a selected population and the sample findings were viewed as being a representation of the population as a whole. The samples were drawn using purposive, systematic and simple random sampling techniques. To ensure reliability and validity, a pilot study was carried out. The data was collected through questionnaires administered to teachers and students and an interview schedule for the head teachers. The data was analyzed descriptively and organized in tables, frequencies and percentages. The study indicated that most student’s disciplinary problems experienced were due to influence from environment and their homes, namely, mobile phones, televisions, alcoholism, cigarette smoking and theft as well as drug abuse, disobedience, truancy, lack of punctuality and improper school uniforms. The study concluded that in order to eradicate indiscipline cases in Secondary Schools, positive approaches need to be implemented fully, since such measures are most likely to yield much better results than the traditional scheme of discipline. The study recommended that school administrations should establish active mandatory school – based families and put in place intensive parent – mentoring programs, which aim at sensitizing parents on their parental duties.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 08:47
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2165

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