The effects of corporal punishments on academic performance of learners in selected primary schools in Kenya: a case study of Katheka-Kai location, Machakos district-Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The research was conducted in Katheka-Kai location, Machakos districtEastern province, Kenya. A total of 60 (sixty) participants, 30 teachers, 10 parents, 15 students and five political leaders were involved in the study. The study question was investigated in line with the research questions of the study. The first research question sought to find out the causes of corporal punishments. The study discovered that; poor performance, poor payments, school policies, government policies, mental illness, lack of ethics, and emotionality were the factors given by the respondents. The second research question sought to find out effects of corporal punishments. The study findings revealed that; low performances, death, physical injury, dropping of subjects, fear upon the students,, and school drop outs were the answers given here by the respondents. The third research question south to find out the solutions to corporal punishments. The answers given by respondents to this researcher question were therefore as follows; punish teachers, encouragement of hard work, promotion of human right, teaching of discipline, and following of ethics were the major factors noted by respondents here. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning as Requirement in a Partial Fulfillment of the Awards of a Bachelors Degree of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Corporal punishments, Academic performance, Learners, Primary schools, Kenya, Katheka-Kai location, Machakos district