Dr. Louis Jinot Belle


This paper examined the various research-based disciplinary strategies and interventions that state secondary school principals may adopt and implement in an attempt to effectively manage student discipline. It analysed the current custodial perspective of student discipline that are briefly criticised in order to find the appropriateness of using preventive, proactive and positive disciplinary interventions. It recommends that principals teach socio-emotional skills that guide the student to develop self-discipline.


Research-based Disciplinary Strategies, Student Discipline, Socio-economic Skills.

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