Effectiveness of students’ disciplinary strategies, as perceived by principals and teachers in public secondary schools in Ondo state, Nigeria
IGE Akindele Matthew
This study investigated the effectiveness of students' disciplinary strategies, as perceived by principals and teachers in the Public Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. It adopted descriptive and survey designs. The 304 Public Secondary Schools in the State were the main population while all the government-employed and full-time teachers in the schools were the targets. 1 question was raised while 2 hypotheses were formulated for the study. Multi-stage, stratified and simple-random sampling techniques were adopted to select 15 schools and 150 full-time teachers for the study. A self-constructed questionnaire, validated (r-0.82) and tested for reliability was used to collect data, analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Hypotheses were tested using t-test statistic. It was found among others that verbal condemnation, expulsion of students, reprimanding students in the presence of staff and other students, among others are effective for managing indiscipline of students. No significant difference was found in the perception of principals and teachers, male and female teachers, on the effectiveness of strategies for managing the indiscipline of students. It was recommended among others that schools should provide support systems like Guidance and Counseling Centre nationwide, to be well equipped while schools should have a functional Disciplinary Committee to handle cases of indiscipline.
IGE Akindele Matthew. Effectiveness of students’ disciplinary strategies, as perceived by principals and teachers in public secondary schools in Ondo state, Nigeria. International Journal of Social Science and Education Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 10-16