Influence of teachers’ ethical practices on students’ discipline in Nangabo Sub County, Wakiso District.
Abooki, Damiano Kato
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The purpose of the study was to establish whether the abuse of teachers’ ethical practices by some teachers was linked to failure of teachers to know that they are obliged as a duty to up bring learners with the most acceptable discipline and ultimately to the knowledge that they impact on learners behavior. The following were the objectives of the study: To find out the Influence of teachers’ code of conduct on students’ behaviour in Nangabo, Wakiso District. Influence of teachers’ skills of counseling and guidance to students in secondary schools. To establish influence of teachers’ punctuality on students’ time management in Nangabo, Wakiso District. Subjects of the study were students and teachers. The instruments used in the research were: Questionnaires Self-administered questionnaires (SAQs) were used to obtain information from the respondents. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were used to get information from administrators and teachers. This was because they were fewer in number and would easily discuss. Observation method was used by the researcher to identify in depth issues about what teachers and students were doing. Document Analysis instrument was used to collect relevant and related data on the topic under investigation. School documents like school rules and regulations were studied by the researcher using a document analysis The researcher ascertained that: Teachers’ ethical practices influence students’ discipline and positively or negatively impacted on students’ behaviour like in ways of dress and speech. Teachers through counseling and guidance help students make choices in their day to day lives and vocations. Through effecting punctuality at school, teachers teach students to maintain time discipline in all their school activities. It was concluded that: Teachers’ ethical practices influence students’ discipline either positively or negatively in ways of dress and speech. Counseling and guidance is important in schools for it guides students in their vocational lives. Time management trains students to always be punctual and budget their time. The researcher suggested some recommendations to that painful state of affairs thus: There is need to provide the Teachers’ professional code of conduct in all schools such that every teacher gets a copy. Counseling and guidance should be on the school syllabus in all schools. Punctuality to both teachers and students should be emphasized so as to have all activities at school run in their time schedules.