This study assessed the extent to which teachers follow corporal punishment regulation in curbing students’ misbehaviour in public secondary schools in Rombo District, Tanzania. The study was guided by the path-goal theory. The study used cross-sectional survey design under quantitative approach. Target population comprised heads of schools and teachers. Probability sampling techniques were used to sample 7 heads of schools and 84 teachers making a total of 91 respondents. Questionnaire and interview schedule were used for data collection. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse data. The study found out teachers to a very small extent considered gender of students before administering punishment. Heads of schools to a very small extent were responsible for punishing misbehaving students. Heads of schools to a very small extent assigned male teachers in writing to administer punishment when female teachers were not available in schools. Heads of schools kept punishment records to a small extent. The researcher concluded that, to a very small extent teachers follow corporal punishment regulation in curbing students’ misbehaviour in public secondary schools. The study recommends that government should form a committee to reconsider corporal punishment regulation. Teachers should consider gender of students before punishment. Also, heads of schools should enhance steadfast to corporal punishment regulation. Heads of schools should be responsible to punish all misbehaving students. Heads of schools should assign male teachers in writing to administer corporal punishment if female teachers are not present. Furthermore, heads of schools should record all corporal punishment in the book for future reference.
Citation: Laurent Cyprian Mushi , Timothy Mandila, Herme J. Mosha (2022) Extent to Which Teachers Adhere to Corporal Punishment Regulation in Curbing Students’ Misbehaviour in Public Secondary Schools in Rombo District, Tanzania, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 11, pp.68-83