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n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Bestaan daar 'n dissiplinekrisis binne Suid-Afrikaanse skole? Belewenis van opvoeders - : navorsings- en oorsigartikel

Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0041-4751

Abstract


From recently published research it appears as if learner discipline at South African schools is a problem. While the issue of learner discipline at South African schools has been researched from a variety of perspectives (including the experiences of school principals, the experiences of learners), a clear, distilled educator perspective is lacking. Educators after all experience learner discipline problems firsthand, and are on the receiving end of learner discipline problems. The aim of this research is the construction of such an educator perspective, in order to determine whether or not a discipline crisis exist in South African schools and, if so, what are the extent and nature thereof.
A sample of educators at schools in the Vaal Triangle region, North-West Province and Free State Province completed a questionnaire, which surveyed the following aspects of learner discipline at their schools: state of learner discipline in their classes and in their schools, nature and frequency of discipline problems, methods used to maintain discipline and the effectiveness of those methods, and the effect of learner discipline problems on the lives of educators.
The biographic information of respondents indicated that the sample included the total spectrum of educators in South Africa, regarding age, experience, post-level, grades and learning areas which educators teach and school categories (historically black, historically coloured, historically Indian and historically white schools) in which educators are employed.

Navorsing oor die probleem van leerderdissipline aan Suid-Afrikaanse skole is al vanuit 'n verskeidenheid perspektiewe onderneem, maar 'n sterk opvoederperspektief ontbreek steeds. Die feit dat opvoeders dissiplineprobleme eerstehands ervaar en dit moet hanteer maak 'n opvoedersperspektief noodsaaklik. Die doel van dié navorsing is daarom die daarstelling van sodanige opvoedersperspektief op leerderdissipline in 'n spesifieke teikenarea. 'n Literatuurstudie en 'n empiriese ondersoek is onderneem ten einde te bepaal hoe opvoeders in Gauteng, die Vrystaat en Noordwesprovinsie leerderdissipline by hul skole beleef. Respondente het gerapporteer dat minder ernstige dissiplineprobleme by hul skole en binne hul klasse 'n weeklikse verskynsel is, en het aangedui dat ernstige vorme van wangedrag, soos vandalisme, diefstal en geweld, maandeliks voorkom. Die metodes wat opvoeders gebruik en die effek van leerderdissipline op opvoeders word geanaliseer in die artikel en ten slotte word aanbevelings vir praktykverbetering gemaak.

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2008-09-01
2020-08-10

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