Curbing students' disruptive behaviours in Jamaican secondary schools: Author: Ezenne, Austin: Abstract: In recent years, the media have been reporting an increase in students' disruptive behaviours in secondary schools in Jamaica. “Rather than training the guidance counsellors, the deans of discipline and principals, we train the entire school in how to administer discipline in a positive way; even the ancillary staff,” he said. The study was a descriptive survey and the sampled size consisted of ten (10) teachers and sixty (60) students. Indiscipline has increased all across society, including church, school, police, parliament, and general governance. The ministry also said that within the past two months high school students have been at the centre of 12 violent crimes on compounds. the problem of school indiscipline seems to be no different. Photo retrieved from www.bogwalkhighschool.org. Principal of Enid Bennett High School in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, Patrick Phillips, has promised to put measures in place to improve discipline at the institution, adding that his school is not the only one where indiscipline has worsened. Office: 58a Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10 Jamaica, W.I. Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.6, No.22, 2015 65 and school administrators. Other aspects of the model involve in-school suspension, as against sending students home for several days. Patrick Phillips, Principal of Enid Bennett High. Poor classroom control contributes to indiscipline published: Sunday | May 21, 2006. schools had cases of pupil indiscipline. Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.7, No.6, 2016 165 school pupils in Kenya. These disruptive behaviours are many and varied and are causing serious concerns to all stakeholders in education. Thompson cited in Lochan (2010) states that administrators, teachers and parents have been struggling to find solutions to the problem. Screenshot from a video showing a Pembroke Hall High School teacher threatening to harm a student. Administrators, policy-makers, teachers, parents and the public at large have been struggling to find solutions to the problem of indiscipline in schools. Stabbings, killings, weapons, assaults, fearful teachers and parents and a public in panic (in many areas) are features of life in many school communities. curb students’ indiscipline in school would be highly welcomed by the government, educators, parents, teachers . Research shows that various discipline problems exist among primary . Indiscipline is the route to anarchy. In Jamaica, the school is recognized as a major socializing agent for children, and teachers are held in the highest esteem by families and children. Email: Send us your query St. Catherine based teacher Rhonda Williams Cooke A St. Catherine based teacher has given a first hand account of the challenges she and her colleagues are experiencing dealing with indiscipline in the classroom. Tel: 1 (876) 926-3590-4 1 (876) 926-3740-6. Jamaica has become a most undisciplined society with little regard for the rule of law. The teaching Without discipline and prudence life can indeed become ‘nasty, brutish and short’. The purpose of this study was to explore the causes and effects of students’ indiscipline in Gumani Junior High School. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE resolution practitioner Janilee Abrikian believes the incidence of violence in schools is being exaggerated, arguing instead, that better classroom management by teachers is needed to controlmisbehaviour by student. 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