Dibentangkan Dalam seminar Pendidikan pada 13-14 Julai 2011 di IPG Kampus Ilmu Khas, Kuala Lumpur & diterbitkan dalam Jurnal Penyelidikan Tempawan, IPGKIK. JLD XXVII 2010: 0127-6093.
PENINGKATAN KEBERKESANAN PENGURUSAN DISIPLIN SEKOLAH MENENGAH: SATU KAJIAN KES
Tan Ai Mei, Ph. D, Syed Ismail bin Syed Mustapa, Lee Phaik Gaik, Mohd Aqsa bin Husin, Haslina binti Japri
Jabatan Ilmu Pendidikan
Disciplinary problems among secondary school students in Malaysia involve not only truancy, but drug abuse and glue sniffing, sex, gangsterism and extortion, which have caused alarm and raised issues of ethics. This is a case study report of a qualitative research. It provides an insight into the various factors contributing to the above problems in three secondary schools with students of different disciplinary profiles. These comprise of a normal school, a high-risk school and a model school for disciplinary management. The findings indicate that peers emerged as the most influential factor in students’ adoption of undesirable behavior such as wearing improper school attire, use of abusive language, playing truancy, glue sniffing, engagement in questionable on-line cyber game activities in cyber cafes. This research concludes that management of secondary school students’ discipline requires a holistic approach with a multi-layer support system to address students’ psychological needs. In addition, the implementation and enforcement of a Demerit System, coupled with full commitment from the school authorities and teachers is essential to make management of discipline in schools a success.