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Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) (Vol 1 No 1)
Article Title: Alternative Methods to Corporal Punishment and Their Efficacy
by Agnes J. Busienei

Abstract:
This study investigated the alternative methods which teachers use instead of corporal punishment and the efficacy of these methods of student behaviour management. The study was conducted in Eldoret Municipality of Rift Valley province. The population of the study comprised secondary school teachers in Eldoret Municipality. Proportionate sampling technique was used to select 161 teachers from the 10 public secondary schools representing all the 3 strata of secondary schools in the Municipality. The respondents included 10 head teachers, 10 deputies, 10 guidance and counselling masters/mistresses, 40 class teachers and 91 classroom teachers. Data was collected using a closed-ended questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed using frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation. This study is significant in building on the existing knowledge about student behaviour management. Teacher trainers would also be informed about alternative methods to corporal punishment. It was found that, although teachers use alternative methods to corporal punishment, they believe that they are less effective compared to corporal punishment. In view of the findings, the study recommends urgent need to create awareness on alternative methods to corporal punishment and also on the overall effects of corporal punishment on the child.
Keywords: corporal punishment; discipline; attitude; guidance; counselling; positive reinforcement
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Michigan State University
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