A study to investigate the effects of changing values and social media on class room discipline
Qazi Naeem Alam, Dr. Syed Abdul Aziz, Rizwana Qazi
Class control problems are increasing steadily in the classrooms. As the teachers make efforts to deal with them, they are also trying to understand the causes behind the changing situation. The objective of this study to investigate the factors that develops the problems of class control and the actions that will be helpful in class room management. The main method of data collection was a survey and interview of 40 teachers of different levels. The criterion used for the selection of teachers was based on three categories. These categories are consist of teachers who have weak class control over class, teachers who initially face problems in controlling the class but now they have ability of reasonable class control and the teachers who always showed the impressive class control. The data were analyzed quantitatively and the results showed many factors that are cited as the reasons, among which changing social values and the influence of an irresponsible media seem to be the ones most frequently pointed out. Other factors include curriculum, school administration, teachers and parents. The issue can be better handled when we try to understand fully these different factors.