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Learner discipline after corporal punishment in the township primary schools

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dc.contributor.author Motseke, M.
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology Free State Bloemfontein
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-02T11:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-02T11:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1684498X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/357
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Learner discipline is an important aspect of schooling. Historically, teachers applied a number of measures to maintain discipline, including corporal punishment. In 1996 the use of corporal punishment in South African schools was banned. However, some parents and teachers believed that the banning of corporal punishment was directly responsible for poor discipline among learners in the township schools. The purpose of this article was to investigate this perception, as well as to investigate what teachers were doing to address disciplinary problems among learners. A questionnaire was developed, and distributed among 20 teachers from primary schools in the Matjhabeng Municipality (16 teachers responded). The data collected was quantitatively analysed. It was found that although cases of learner mischief were still experienced in the primary schools, the level of discipline has not increased disproportionately after the banning of corporal punishment; the majority of learners behaved fairly well. However, some teachers were found to use harsh measures of disciplining learners, including corporal punishment. The involvement of parents in learner discipline was not preferred by many teachers. To help teachers to effectively handle discipline, the Ministry of Education has to find ways of training teachers in democracy, stress management and conflict management. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal: Vol 9, Issue 2: Central University of Technology Free State Bloemfontein
dc.relation.ispartofseries Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal;Vol 9, Issue 2
dc.subject Learner discipline en_US
dc.subject Corporal punishment en_US
dc.subject Township schools en_US
dc.title Learner discipline after corporal punishment in the township primary schools en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology Free State Bloemfontein

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