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The Impact of Effective Classroom Management Control on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School. Case study of selected secondary schools in Bariga Local Government

ABSTRACT

This research project was created to look into the issues that affect classroom management and control and to find a solution to the problem. This will allow the researcher to propose solutions to the problem of classroom management and control. In chapter two, the researcher conducts a literature review by reading books and browsing work relating to the problem of various writers and researchers, and their opinions appear to support my findings; in chapter three, the researcher conducts a literature review by reading books and browsing work relating to the problem of various writers and researchers, and their opinions appear to level support to my findings. To obtain the information needed, questionnaires and interviewing methods were used. One hundred and twenty pupils and twenty teachers make up the study’s population. The data from the questionnaire was turned into figures and percentages, which were then tabulated. The researcher then explored these in Chapter 4 and offered some recommendations.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF STUDY

The school is held responsible for all aspects of pupils’ performance by parents and society at large. As a result, classroom management is critical to students’ academic success. Effective classroom management puts the teacher in charge of the classroom and ensures the order and safety that are required for teaching and learning. Nonetheless, several educational reforms, such as the 1977 National Policy on Education, which was amended in 1981, 1998, and 2004 in Wali (2007), failed to discuss or address classroom management and the link between students’ academic achievement and classroom management. Despite the fact that the success or failure of any teaching and learning process is dependent on how classrooms are managed, classroom management is one of the neglected areas in our secondary schools. Failure to successfully manage the classroom can have a severe impact on the entire school, particularly when it comes to academic performance. When this occurs, other negative implications occur, such as a decrease in the school’s student population because parents and guardians choose to enroll their children and wards in schools that are academically successful.

One of the most important aspects of classroom management is discipline. Discipline is the result of a teacher-student relationship that promotes self-control and respect for authority. (Ada, 2004). It requires establishing and maintaining regulations based on mutually agreed-upon boundaries that must not be crossed. Students breaking the rules, becoming angry in the classroom, and demonstrating excessive disruptive behavior are all too typical nowadays. As a result of the arrogance and misbehavior of the students, the classroom becomes noisy and chaotic, making it difficult to teach and learn effectively.

This condition is consistent with Martin and Sass’ (2010) assessment that classroom management has become a concern for teachers over time.

They went on to say that in schools where discipline and behavior concerns are not appropriately addressed, pupils’ performance suffers.

Marzono (2007) expressed a similar concern when he stated that pupils’ feelings of safety at school are linked to their learning. He claims that without this sense of security, children will grow anxious and unhappy in the classroom. Students are protected from physical and psychological harm in a safe and orderly atmosphere, which allows them to learn.

Another concerning issue in public secondary schools is the caliber of teachers. Non-professional educators are being hired into the system. A professional teacher is one who has passed the TRCN professional qualifying examination.

A qualified and professional teacher has a greater chance of changing the lives of pupils by sowing the seeds of desire, noble aspirations, and dreams in their hearts, as well as serving as a role model and showing students the route to greatness. A qualified and professional teacher is more likely to resolve and prevent conflict in the classroom, resulting in a more conducive teaching and learning environment and improved academic performance.

Poor classroom management can have a negative impact on students’ academic achievement. Teachers must learn to efficiently manage their classrooms in order to increase productivity. Many individuals are concerned about students’ academic achievement these days. Our secondary school grads are unable to defend their diplomas. activities

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Poor or low academic achievement, a high failure rate in examinations such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the National Examination Council (NECO), and the low quality of pupils graduating have sparked widespread concern in society. What may be causing this dreadful tendency, despite the fact that there are well-trained and certified teachers available to educate effectively?

A closer examination of the learning environment reveals that something needs to be done to improve pupils’ academic achievement.

 

A comfortable classroom is essential for learning since children will acquire anxiety and get restless in the classroom if they do not feel safe. Our public secondary schools, on the other hand, have a lot of chaotic and unproductive classes. In light of this, this study will look into the impact of classroom management and control on secondary school students’ academic performance in selected secondary schools in Bariga Local Government.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The goal of this study is to see how Classroom Management and Control affect secondary school students’ academic performance in selected secondary schools in Bariga Local Government. The study specifically wanted to know:

The effects of classroom discipline on pupils’ academic achievement.

The impact of using a classroom reward system on pupils’ academic achievement.

The impact of delegation of authority on pupils’ academic achievement in the classroom

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The study’s research questions will be focused on the following:-

Is classroom management and control beneficial to students’ good behavior, or is the untrained teacher better prepared to regulate the classroom than the trained instructor?

Should the class teachers be in charge of child discipline?

Does a teacher’s personality influence their teaching or does the surroundings have an impact on classroom management and control?

Do insufficient teaching tools contribute to poor classroom management?

Is it appropriate for a teacher to ask questions during a lesson?

Should the teacher remain seated during the writing process?

Is it true that pupils learn faster when their teachers are tough in class?

Is it distracting to talk about teachers in class while writing?

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

Among the many implications of this research are the following:-

To guarantee that the teaching method employed is efficient.

To ensure that pupils have a thorough understanding of the subject

To maintain proper student discipline and control.

To assist a teacher in efficiently managing his or her class.

To do so, the school’s life must be built on mutual respect for all of its members, as well as a knowledge of the difficulties and problems they confront, because the principal and teachers are responsible for the entire area of working relations within the school community. The principal or head must appear to be all things to all people; his or her door must never be closed to any students, parents, staff members, education, offices, or policymakers; and he or she must be willing to listen to seemingly insignificant facts that are, of course, critical to complaints.

SCOPE OF STUDY

The study’s scope would be limited to a case study of chosen secondary schools in the Bariga Local Government of Lagos State, based on which a questionnaire will be prepared and disseminated as if it were to the study’s entire population.

LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

This research will focus on classroom management and the associated difficulties. It will place equal emphasis on the issue of pupil control and discipline, resulting in an adequate solution to the classroom problem.

Furthermore, the researcher did not look into the developmental orientation of individual students when conducting this study, thus any psychological issues that may have contributed to children’s indiscipline behavior are acknowledged.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Education is faculty training and knowledge in order to be valuable to the society in which we live. Education can also be defined as the dynamic transmission of culture, which is always changing.

A teacher is educated and trained to inform, educate, and train a group of students. A teacher can also be characterized as someone who is well-versed in method. Principles and the ability to adapt them to any educational policy

A student is a youngster who is enrolled in a secondary school to pursue a course of study.
Management is the ability to make the best use of given resources, both human and material. Management can also be defined as the application of theories and procedures.

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