INSTITUTIONALIZING GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING-A PANACEA FOR MANAGING STUDENT DISCIPLINE IN KENYAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE POST-CANING ERA. (Published)
In Kenya, as it is elsewhere in the world, corporal punishment has been banned as a disciplinary mechanism in schools. The Ministry of Education through a circular came up with strategies that would suitably replace corporal punishment which among others included the strengthening of Guidance and Counselling services in all educational institutions. This study investigated the extent to which teachers, students and parents agreed or disagreed that the institutionalization of guidance and counseling will assist in the management of discipline in schools. The research design adopted was survey and the study was conducted in Nakuru District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. All the teachers, learners and parents of all the public secondary schools in Nakuru District formed the population of the study. The study employed stratified random sampling, simple random sampling and convenient sampling techniques. Data was collected by use of questionnaires and were analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively.