Managing Students’ Aggressive Behaviour in Physical Education Practical Lessons; The Teacher’s Role

Abstract

The study examined the managerial approaches towards the aggressive behaviour exhibited by the Basic School Pupils in the Offinso South municipality of Ghana. The stratified and purposive sampling techniques were used to sampled (21) Teachers, and thirty two (32) pupils over a period of four weeks from four (4) Primary Schools. Anecdotal Record technique and questionnaires were the instruments used to gather data on the various respondents. The research revealed that there were some Aggressive Behaviours keep increasing in the physical education practical lessons. Evidence from the data suggested that a total of seven (7) aggressive behaviours were exhibited by pupils. Behaviours such as kicking, biting, verbal attacks, and Noise making were recorded as the most frequently occurring aggressive behaviours. Punishments and redirection of children’s attention were the most approaches used by teachers. It is recommended that teachers should enforce the Ghana Education Service code of discipline for Primary Schools but in some situations, they have to be allowed to use their own discretions to decide the type of punishments to be meted out to pupils.

Keywords: Aggressive Behaviour, Approaches, Biting, Ghana, Kicking, and verbal attacks

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Pages: 34-55 (Download PDF)

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