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Obadire, Olufunmilayo Tenidade; Sinthumule, Dzivhonele Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Learner discipline is one of the bases of effective teaching and learning. If learners are not well disciplined, schools will not provide the best possible education. Therefore, it is important that good disciplinary measures and procedures be put in place in any school. In this article we investigate how learners in schools are currently being…
Descriptors: Discipline, Punishment, Civil Rights, Discipline Policy
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Anderson, Bronwynne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article focuses of 13 high school boys' experiences of getting into "trouble" in a former Coloured township high school in KwaZulu-Natal Province. This ethnographic study explored the reasons for boys being considered "troublesome" at school. Data collection included focus groups, semi-structured open-ended individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Males, Blacks
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Lumadi, Rudzani Israel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Parental involvement is germane and crucial to a child's well-being and development in later life. Involvement is subjective in nature and difficult to evaluate. The family is the primary cell of society where the child's upbringing commences at birth. This study focuses on the parental role in managing learner discipline with the aim of improving…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Role, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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Rubbi Nunan, Julie Shantone – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Victims' experiences of learner challenging behaviour in South African primary schools are an ongoing problem that is cause for concern, where additionally, the parents of the perpetrators are unapologetic, and defending their wrongdoing. In this scenario, there is little teachers can do to address ill-disciplined learners. In effect, teacher…
Descriptors: Victims, Behavior Problems, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Sikhakhane, Hamilton Ndati; Muthukrishna, Nithi; Martin, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study, undertaken at a secondary school in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, sought to research bullying--a phenomenon seen globally as a major social problem that has a serious impact on the wellbeing of children and the youth. Participants were eight Grade 10 learners, 4 male and 4 female. The research tradition was a narrative inquiry as the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Chi, Sung-Ae; Kim, Seong Hyun; Kim, HyunJin – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This study investigated the affects of cognitive ability, creativity, and self-esteem on kindergartners' problem behaviour. Participants were 203 children (mean age = 65.8 months) attending kindergartens in Korea. Data collection used the Korean version of Child Behaviour Checklist, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, the Torrance Test of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Check Lists
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Yoleri, Sibel – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between gender and the temperamental characteristics of children between the ages of five and six, as well as to assess their behavioural problems. The sample included 128 children selected by simple random sampling from 5-6 year old children, receiving preschool education in the city centre of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Preschool Children
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Maphosa, Cosmas; Shumba, Almon – South African Journal of Education, 2010
The escalation of learner indiscipline cases in schools suggests failure by teachers to institute adequate alternative disciplinary measures after corporal punishment was outlawed in South African schools. We sought to address the following two research questions: (a) How do educators view their disciplinary capabilities in the post-corporal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Punishment, Student Behavior
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Bester, Suzanne; du Plessis, Alfred – South African Journal of Education, 2010
In an increasingly violent society, South African secondary school educators often need to manage violent learners. In the context of a challenging and uniquely South African educational environment, managing this escalating violence often leaves educators battling to cope with increasing demands for learner performance in the midst of an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Violence, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Marais, Petro; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Since the passage of legislation banning corporal punishment in South African schools, disruptive behaviour in schools has become an issue of national concern. Against this background a research project was undertaken in which the types and causes of disruptive behaviour occurring most frequently in the Foundation Phase of schooling were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Semi Structured Interviews
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Naong, Matsidiso – South African Journal of Education, 2007
There is a direct correlation between (teacher) morale and (learner) discipline at school. Since the scrapping of corporal punishment, a sense of despair seems to have taken over amongst teachers in South Africa. The findings of this study indicated that more than 65% of teachers, out of a sample population of 80 respondents from schools located…
Descriptors: Punishment, Teacher Morale, Discipline Problems, Student Behavior