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Educators’ perception of discipline in rural high schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Vos, M.S.
dc.contributor.author Nxumalo, T.M
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-21T08:55:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-21T08:55:52Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1437
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Education in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to pursue an investigation into educators’ perception of discipline in rural high schools. To establish educators’ perception of discipline in high schools and to investigate the role code of conduct of learners plays in exercising effective discipline in secondary and high schools. From the literature study it became clear that the purpose of discipline is to maintain order by assisting learners to realise the value and necessity of obeying disciplinary rules and to accept responsibility for their behaviour. The purpose of discipline rules in schools (code of conduct for learners) is to establish an orderly, safe and productive school environment, devoted to a culture of teaching and learning. Therefore, effective implementation of discipline rules will promote positive discipline, self-discipline and exemplary conduct as learners learn by observation and experience. For the purpose of the empirical investigation a self-structured questionnaire completed by educators in secondary and high schools, was utilised. The questionnaires were analysed by means of descriptive statistics. In conclusion, a summary was presented on the findings of the literature and empirical study and the following are some of the recommendations that were made: • Preventative approaches to manage discipline in the classroom. Emphasis to be placed on positive discipline which teaches learners self-discipline, tolerance and accountability. • Techniques of discipline, procedures to deal with discipline; alternatives for punishment. • Workshops that will cater for all educators in identifying forms of discipline be organised. • Short courses that focus on strategies to exercise discipline in the classroom be conducted. • School environment should take advantage of technological advances and install security cameras that assist to detect learner indiscipline as educators cannot be everywhere at any given time. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject discipline --rural schools en_US
dc.title Educators’ perception of discipline in rural high schools en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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