Educational Research & Development

(ISSN: 2360-9494)

October 2014, Vol. 2 (5).

© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

FACTORS LEADING TO STRIKES AND GENERAL INDISCIPLINE IN HIGH SCHOOLS IN KENYA: CASE OF MURANG'A COUNTY

Pullah Mitto Tiego1* & Stephen Kiriungi Kamore2

1*Phd Candidate, Educational Administration,
Maasai Mara University,
P.O. Box 861- 20500, Narok, Kenya.
2MA Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Kenyatta University,
P.O. Box 43844 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya


Accepted 29 September, 2014; Available Online 10 October, 2014.

Abstract:

This research focuses on the perennial problem of strikes and upheavals in high schools in Kenya, with specific focus on Murang'a County. The probe was to unravel what is` bedeviling high schools to go on rampage, burn dormitories and cause destruction to school property in the country. In a workshop for teachers in charge of discipline in high schools in Murang'a County, questionnaires were administered and interviews conducted to find pertinent answers.
The research findings revealed several factors including the fact that discipline teacher's have a narrow view and understanding of discipline, that corporal punishment is still active and popular method of curbing indiscipline despite its banning, that school administrators and teachers are seen to be major indirect contributors to indiscipline and the role of student leaders and other stakeholders is rather hazy and incoherent.





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