The role of guidance and counseling in promoting students discipline in secondary schools in Kisumu district Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Despite the efforts by the ministry of Education in Kenya to democratize the management of students discipline in schools through the banning of corporal punishment in legal notice No 56 of the Kenya Gazettee., management of student discipline still remains one of the major challenges in learning institutions, incidents of violence, disruption of school activities are on the increase. New emphasis have now been placed on guidance and counseling as a preventive approach to the increasing cases of school strikes. It is therefore necessary to find out the role and practice of Guidance and counseling in promoting students discipline in secondary schools. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of Guidance and Counseling service in the management and administration of students discipline in secondary schools. The study intends to employ descriptive survey research design in order to get the perception of Head teacher, Heads of Department of Guidance & Counseling and the students for analysis. A study of related Literature reveals that Guidance and counseling services allows students to vent out anger that otherwise could have been let loose on fellow students or school property. The study area will be in KISUMU DISTRICT, Nyanza province Kenya: The study population will consists of 25 secondary schools, Head teacher, 25 heads of departments of Guidance and counseling and 9,600 students. Stratified random sampling will be done to get samples for the study. The sample for the study will be 15 Head teachers of secondary schools, 15 Heads of Departments of Guidance and counseling and 240 students from the sampled schools will be stratified according to class and sex incase for mixed schools. In order to get their opinions, in depth interview schedule and questionnaires will be used as tools of data collection. The data collected by the use of questionnaire will be analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages) while the data collected by use of in depth interview schedule will be audio taped and transcribed. The instrument will be piloted in three schools that are not randomed to establish reliability. The expected results of the study will be useful to education stakeholders, to enrich the Guidance and counseling departments in schools as an important management strategy for instilling discipline. The results will also be useful for future research on the administration and managements of students discipline.
A research report presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning, Kampala International University (KIU) Uganda in partial fulfillment of the Requirement for the award of Bachelor of Education G.C. Arts of Kampala International University.
Guidance and counseling, Students discipline, Secondary schools, Kisumu district Kenya