Below is a list of methods used in dealing with students disciplinary problems. Tick the most common methods used by the teachers in your school. a)Guidance and counseling b)Teaching of life skills as a subject c)Having school-based family units d)Involvement in co-curricular activities. e)Manual work 8.Do you have a guidance and counseling teacher? Yes [ ] No [ ] 9.If yes, how often do you pay them a visit? Once a week [ ] Once in two weeks [ ] Twice in a term [ ] In case the need arises [ ]
83 10.In your opinion, do you think guidance and counseling has in any way, helped in curbing indiscipline in your school? Explain ______________________________________________________________ 11.Are the students in your school divided into small families known as school-based family units? Yes [ ] No [ ] 12.Have these family unit activities in your school helped you to be more disciplined? Yes [ ] No [ ] 13)a) Are you taught Life skills education as a subject in your school? Yes [ ] No [ ] (b) Has the teaching of this subject helped to counteract indiscipline in your school? Yes [ ] No [ ] 14)a) Do you participate in games? Yes [ ] No [ ] (b) Do you have clubs and societies in your school? Yes [ ] No [ ] (c) Are you a member of any club? Yes [ ] No [ ] 15)Suggest other ways that should be adopted by schools to deal with indiscipline. ……………………………………………………………………………Thank you
84 APPENDIX II: QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CLASS TEACHERS I am an independent researcher who wishes to seek your views on a number of issues pertaining to students’ discipline. The questions are intended for an educational research. Whatever you write will be used for the intended purpose, and will remain confidential. Do not indicate your name to ensure confidentiality. Please attempt all the questions in the questionnaire and be as honest as possible. SECTION ONE Please respond to all the items by ticking (√) in the brackets or by writing down your answers in the spaces provided. 1)Name of the school_________________________________________________ SECTION TWO 2)Student indiscipline problems are rampant in public day secondary schools. Below is a list of such problems. What are some of the indiscipline problems experienced by students in your school? Tick as many as may apply. Nature of discipline Tick using (√) Lateness to school Sleeping /dozing in class Use of slang Not doing assignments Absenteeism Not observing school dress code/being shabby Forgetting textbooks and exercise books needed in class Sneaking out of school Possession of mobile phones Drunkenness Smoking bhang and cigarettes Peddling drugs in school Stealing Assaulting/threatening teachers Coupling /boy-girl relationship
85 3)In your view as a teacher, indicate by a tick those factors that influence indiscipline in your school. State honestly whether you agree or disagree.Causative factors Agree Disagree Responsibilities at home Matatu menace Mobile phones Sheng’- speaking Distraction by sugar Mummies and Daddies Drug abuse Inadequate meals Absentee head teachers Lack of commitment by teachers Lack of good role models Poverty Poor parenting SECTION THREE 4)Here is a list of methods used by teachers to counter indiscipline. Tick the most common methods used by the teachers in your school.