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Corporal Punishment in School

• Corporal punishment in school is an inappropriate form of disciplinary action in which children and adolescents are physically and/or psychologically injured by school personnel. .Corporal Punishment in School • Corporal punishment is a form of physical abuse.

an archaic. cruel. or spanking of a student by an educator. unjustifiable act on the part of the state . inhumane. paddling. Proponents - a necessary and educationally sound disciplinary measure Opponents .Definition: the use of such physical contact as striking.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) . Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Major Depression (MDD).Psychological Consequences of Corporal Punishment • Corporal punishment may be a traumatizing event for many children and adolescents • Increasing their level of stress significantly • Short and long term psychological consequences similar to those resulting from other forms of physical abuse • High risk to develop the following psychiatric disorders: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Advantages and Disadvantages of Corporal Punishment Advantages: (1) Instant effect (2) Effect of intimidation (3) Punishing someone as a warning to others Disadvantages : (1) Giving harm to students’ physical and mental health (2) Having negative effects upon the relations between teacher and students (3) Improper demonstration (4) Leading students to the negative development for their personality (5) unwilling to investigate into the real causes of students’ improper behaviors (6) Stimulating students’ extreme behaviors (7) Giving rise to resistance (8) Having negative influence on students’ learning atmosphere .

oppositional. violent behavior poor academic performance depression • • • • • Long term: low self esteem an increase in aggressive behavior diminished ability for problem solving and conflict resolution serious disturbances in breaking of social rules problems in interpersonal relationships .Psychological Consequences of Corporal Punishment • • • • Short term: anxiety and fear disruptive.

. teachers often paddled students on their own authority without first consulting the principal.Contrary to the procedural requirements of the statute and regulation.

.  In such circumstances schools should develop a clear policy and plan regarding how to intervene in a safe and effective non-traumatizing manner.Is Physical Force Needed ? • Physical force or constraint by school officials may be needed under very limited conditions for example to restrain an assaultive child or adolescent who poses a danger of injury or harm to other students and staff.

My Advices to Corporal Punishment (1)Take students’ physical and mental conditions as consideration of priority (2) Enhance class management skills of teachers (3) Skills to change behavior (4) Study counseling skills (5) Regulations governing rewards and corporal punishment (6) Enhance the motivation and practicing of students rather than corporal punishment (7) Allow more time for students’ explanations (8)Give explicit admonitions about the term or frequency .

children who grow in an environment with practice of democratic disciplines will learn liberalism in the future. children who grow in an environment with forgiveness will learn to show compassion in the future.Conclusion I do hereby bring up the following advices for educators’ reference: Children who grow in an environment with love will learn to show gratitude in the future. . children grow in an environment with tolerance will learn to show tolerance in the future.

Thank You! .