What are the various causes of Indiscipline in schools?
There are many causes of indiscipline. Here are a tew:
Indiscipline may be caused by teachers who favor some students in their teaching and classroom management. The other students may see this as a sign that everything is allowed in spite of the rules. Other students may also see this favouritism as an offense against them which leads to rebellion.
The rules are not enforced
When a student is not punished for an offense, s/he goes on to commit more offense.
Lack of Communication
The rules are not clearly communicated
The teacher and students relationship is essential for any learning process. If there is a breakdown in this relationship, indiscipline emerges.
Lack of leadership
When the teacher doesn’t fulfill his role as a leader, there will certainly be students or students who will be glad to take this role. Thus indiscipline appears.
Lack of motivation
When students are not motivated, they tend to work in an undisciplined manner.
Some students may have acquired bad habits from previous teaching experiences. Once a student, for instance, has formed the habit of coming to school late, it will be hard for him or her to change this behavior.