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Corporal Punishment Firstly, Corporal Punishment- what does it mean? The definition is "physical punishment by beating or whipping". This is present in many schools across the world. For example: Africa, parts of Asia and Russia are just a few of many countries, which allow Corporal Punishment into their education systems. Corporal Punishment is a daily routine for some children. It is seen as a disciplinary act, which helps children to realize that their actions were wrong, unneeded and disappointing. However Corporal Punishment is also a form of abuse and violence, which can affect the child in a traumatic manner. It is seen as an act, so that pupils will learn to be good and will learn the consequences of bad behavior. ...read more.


Also, maltreatment at school could cause a child to avoid going to school. This could affect a child as they are unable to learn and will therefore be less able to get a proficient job, the child will not interact with other children and may, therefore, have communicational problems and the child may damage their own health to avoid attending school. On the other hand, Corporal Punishment could give teachers the belief that they have more power and authority over children and will therefore, give the teachers confidence to teach the children to the best of their ability. And some parent's arte unable to control their child's behavior so if Corporal Punishment was introduced into all school's these disregarded children will learn discipline and may even gain respect and love for education and their teacher. ...read more.


Indeed, even among adults who spank their own child, 67 percent say grade-school teachers should not be permitted to spank children at school. This ties in with the point about Corporal Punishment affecting parental teaching methods and that teachers are there to teach children, not to discipline them. Corporal punishment means that the teachers used the paddle 52,157 times in 2001-2002, in the United States alone. Nearly 1 in 5 school districts reported statistically significant disparities in the use of corporal punishment among African Americans and Special Education students. The 25,825 children hit by their teachers last year were 1,825 fewer than 2000-2001 yet that is still an alarmingly large amount. In conclusion, I believe that Corporal Punishment, though justified in someway, has too many bad affects to be used on children. I think it is unneeded violence which tries to resolve a situation which can be settled in less aggressive manner. ...read more.

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