Disciplinary Problems among Handicapped Students
Disciplinary among students is a universal problem in education settings throughout the world. We tend to relate disciplinary problems with the influence of modernization such as the advancement of technologies, changing of life style and culture and we also relate it to students not abiding by religious teaching and values. Discussions in the society regarding disciplinary problems are often associated towards those ‘normal’ students and seldom are we aware that handicapped children could also create disciplinary and social problems and so forth. With this perspective in mind, this paper aims to investigate disciplinary problems among students with hearing impairments. This study focuses on these aspects of disciplinary problems; crime behavior, obscene behavior, vandalism, impoliteness, dishonesty and tidiness. The samples of the study comprises 20 students with hearing impairments and 10 of their teachers. Findings reveal that impoliteness is at the highest level of mean score followed by dishonesty, crime behavior, tidiness , vandalism and obscene behavior. Finally, the paper discusses the implications of such a result.
Keywords: Disciplinary Problems, Misbehavior, Hearing Impairment
Dr. Khalim Zainal
Lecturer, Centre For General Studies, National University Of Malaysia
Norshidah Mohamad Salleh
Lecturer, Jabatan Asas, Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia