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Discipline problems in South African Schools

- Wits University

“Fixing the discipline and behavior problem also fixes school performance”, says Professor Ruksana Osman.

Osman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Wits was speaking on 702 yesterday about the problems of discipline facing schools in South Africa.

“Bad behavior and ill- discipline disrupts education in many schools and tackling this is in much part of improving school performance as is good teaching, “says Osman.

She argued that the leadership in schools needs to sow the values that are absolutely essential for a well-functioning school.

“If parents see adults behaving in an irresponsible way, with no accountability, it means that they are not been getting sufficient good role models for what it means to have a well running school and well-functioning school. Research internationally shows that school leadership is key to good quality schools”, says Osman.

Read the full story on 702's website.