The effect of teachers' leadership role on students' discipline in secondary schools in Wakiso District
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The study intended to investigate the effects of teachers’ leadership roles on students’ discipline in Wakiso secondary schools. The objectives of the study included; to establish the effect of teachers’ in and outside class pedagogical aspects to students’ discipline, to establish the effects of teachers’ supervisory roles on student’s discipline and to establish the effect of teachers’ planning roles on students’ discipline. The research was conducted in Wakiso district and employed a crosssectional survey design. Questionnaires were mainly used to collect data in addition to interview guides and documentary analysis. Twenty-seven secondary schools were randomly selected to represent private and government, day and boarding from both a rural setting and urban setting. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive frequency tables. The study established that teachers play a very crucial role in enhancing the discipline of students in secondary schools. Teachers participate in supervision of students using well-organized records. Thirdly teachers plan their teaching and learning activities by the use of library information. The study concluded that teachers should be well facilitated by the stake holders (School administration, Ministry of Education and Sports) in order to successfully accomplish their roles of planning, supervision and as trainers of students. The study recommends that teachers should select teaching methods that cater to all categories of learners in their classes. Teachers should also be presentable in terms of dressing and conduct since they are students’ role models. The study also recommends that teachers should take keen interest in supervising students and also keep up to date records for proper monitoring of students. The study finally emphasizes that school administration and the Ministry of Education and Sports should equip school libraries in order to enable teachers carry out effective planning.