The effect of physical punishments on learners' behavior in secondary schools a case study of Bunamwaya parish, Makindye sub-county, Wakiso district.

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Education
The study on the impact or ph ys ical punishments on learners' behavior in secondary schoo ls. The study was limited to secondary schools of Bunamwaya parish, Makindye sub-county, Wakiso district where three schools were selected randomly and these are Marisons High school, Standard High school, and Aggrey Memorial School. The study in volved four categories of subjects or respondents and these are; teachers, administrators, students and parents. The study covered a period of fi ve months. The main tools used for data co llection were questionnaires. interviews and documentary ana l)'sis. The data obtained was ana lysed and presented using tables, percentages as we ll a ~ statements. The study report was systematically organi zed from chapter one to fi ve. Chapter one gives the background of the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, objectives of the study, research question s. and significance of the stud y. Chapter two presents a review of other peoples· research about the problem. chapter three gives the methodology used during data collect ion and analys is. It also highlights on the area or study, subj ects, sampling design and study procedures. The researcher later made the conclusion s and recommendations after interpreting and analyzing data. The researcher concluded that physical punishments are still issues of concern that needs argument attention by all the stakeholders like teachers. parents and the education ministry. Some of the recommendations made were Guardians and counseling to stud ents as well as teachers should be encouraged and given priority. Good rel at ions in the school should be encouraged in order to minimize the rate of crimes in schools, sensitizing the school stakeholders on the dangers of administering physical punishments, ministry of education coming up with clear ways or strategies of managing students ' behaviors in secondary schools, among others.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of tile requirements for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
physical punishments, secondary schools