Aspect of Corporal Punishment on Maintaining Discipline in Schools in Tanzania: A Focus on Secondary Schools in Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality
Author(s)Nampoto, Hamza Bakari
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AbstractThis study explored the use of corporal punishment on maintaining discipline among students in secondary schools in Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality. The objectives of the study were to find out the reasons why corporal punishment was administered in secondary schools in Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality, to explore the role of corporal punishment on maintaining discipline in secondary schools, to find out different views and opinions on the use of corporal punishment on maintaining discipline among students in secondary schools. The study adopted qualitative research design. The population of the study had 583 partcipants; students; members of school board discipline teachers and heads of schools. The sample involved were 108, participants. 88 were students, 8 discipline teachers, 4 heads of schools and 8 members of school board. Questionnaires, interviews and documentary review were used to collect data. The study had the following conclusions. Firstly, corporal punishment in secondary schools in Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality, were used to maintain discipline. Secondly, heads of school and members of school boards have the views that corporal punishment should continue to administer to students. Basing on the conclusion the study had the following recommendations. Firstly School administration and teachers should administer corporal punishment side by side with other types of punishment so as to gradually introduce students to other types of punishment. Secondly Secondary school leadership should make sure that corporal punishment regulation should be adhered to all teachers.
Nampoto, Hamza Bakari (2018) Aspect of Corporal Punishment on Maintaining Discipline in Schools in Tanzania: A Focus on Secondary Schools in Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.