Learner Indiscipline in Schools
Magwa Simuforosa, Ngara Rosemary

Discipline in schools is an essential element in the socialization of children, in the formation of their character and in the process of education. Learners are entitled to an education free from frequent disruptions in a safe and secure environment. Most prevalent forms of learner indiscipline include talking without permission, teasing other learners, truancy, non completion of given work, verbal attacks on other learners and teachers, graffiti on classroom and toilets walls, and use of drugs. Many learners with disruptive behavior come from troubled homes where there is erosion of nurturing family structure. Teacher’s code of conduct such as relationship with learner, and lack of commitment lead to learner indiscipline.

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