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Confucian Virtues: A Tool to Enhance Positive Discipline in Schools

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)

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Page : 1543-1550

Keywords : Confucian virtues; positive discipline; learning environment; teaching philosophy;

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This study sought to enhance positive discipline in schools by Confucian Virtues. To address it, this paper discussed the following: (1) Confucian Virtues; (2) Positive Discipline in schools; (3) Implications of Confucian Virtues to Positive Discipline in schools. This study used qualitative research design in investigating on the positive discipline practices of supervisors, guidance counselors, and teachers in the Division of Mandaue City. It followed on the Collaizi?s method of data analysis. The researcher uses textual analysis in understanding the Confucian virtues. This study found out that school officials and teachers have responded to the order of the Department of Education to promote positive discipline in their respective schools? assignment. In the analysis, five themes that emerged from the responses of the informants, namely, (1) kindness, (2) relationship, (3) supportive environment, (4) rules, and (5) realization approach. This study confirms that the school is a venue where virtues are strengthened and reinforced through teachers? exercise of positive discipline. Based on the findings, the researcher recommends the following; (1) For future researcher, this study be enhanced using quantitative research design to get a general understanding of teachers on positive discipline; (2) In addition, it may also better to get information from students whether many teachers are constantly and faithfully use positive discipline in most circumstances; (3) integrate Confucian virtues in crafting school - based positive discipline manual and conduct a study to determine its effectiveness; (4) include the concepts of this study as a ?rationale? of positive discipline in seminar - workshops.

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