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Is Corporal Punishment Effective? - Corporal Punishment Introduction On a student’s cell phone, a teacher is caught hitting students with a thick stick. He continually hits everywhere from the students’ hips to the head harshly without a hesitation. This video is opened to the public by a student in the class posting it on the Internet. According to the other students, they were punished because they skipped class when the school inspectors came. All the people who looked at it on the Internet were surprised to see this kind of behavior....   [tags: Corporal Punishment] 1663 words
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Corporal Punishment and Anti-social Behaviors - Introduction While the practice of corporal punishment is still valid in some parts of the world it has become a dishonorable custom in other parts, especially in the West. Many parents have argued in favor for such kind of punishment by claiming that it is a quick and efficient way to achieve “immediate compliance” and discipline their children. Corporal punishment still stands as an everyday approach to ensuring discipline for the children. “Interviews conducted in 2000 for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY, 2002) indicated that of all the parents of 3-year-olds, 51.6% reported that they had used corporal punishment in the past week, and 35.9% of par...   [tags: Corporal Punishment Essays]
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Corporal Punishment - Corporal Punishment Since the mid-1950s, parents and psychologists have been battling over the topic concerning corporal punishment. The parents were raised in homes where corporal punishment was used, and they feel that it was a successful technique that raised them well. Psychologists, on the other hand, conducted research; a lot of which was biased and false, telling parents that corporal punishment was bad for their children. After years of researching and studying the effects of corporal punishment, the most popular theories stating that it is a harmful technique, were proven wrong....   [tags: Corporal Punishment Papers Education]
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We Must Put an End to Corporal Punishment - There was an old woman who lived in a shoe She had so many children she didn't know what to do She gave them some broth, Without any bread Whipped them all soundly, and sent them to bed (Mother Goose).   All across American households, adults whip, spank, paddle, and swat children as a form of acceptable punishment and as deterrent to unwanted behaviors. These actions are considered corporal punishment, and can be defined numerous ways. The American Public Health Association defines corporal punishment as "the infliction of bodily pain as a penalty for behavior disapproved by the punisher"(American Public Health Association)....   [tags: Corporal Punishment Essays]
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Corporal Punishment in American Homes -     In Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a twenty-six year old mother has been in jail for more than a month for giving her eight-year-old son a black eye. The incident happened on December 4th of 2009, and according to the young boy, Mrs. Jennifer Huber was planning on spanking him and his siblings because someone broke the toilet seat.     During the trial, “Huber admitted to Ross that she did strike the children to discipline them for breaking the toilet seat.” All Mrs. Huber wanted to do was teach the boys a lesson.hat started out as a mother attempting to correct her children, turned into a spanking gone wrong....   [tags: disciplinary techniques, physical punishment]
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Domestic Corporal Punishment Analysis - George Orwell once said, “I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.” I believe this quote also relates to domestic corporal punishment because spanking has determined and always will determine how a person acts and treats others. Spanking should only be used as a last resort of punishment for children. This also teaches children right and wrong actions, because they must know that there must be a punishment for their wrong actions....   [tags: spanking, punishment, discipline]
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The Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools - Abstract Recently, as the value of education is increasing, corporal punishment became hot issue on the world because there is no any appropriate answer about” Should corporal punishment be for discipline?” According to a history of corporal punishment of Wikipedia, the practice was recorded as early as c 10th Century BC in Míshlê Shlomoh. Even though corporal punishment is not correct way for discipline like people usually think, how the punishment has been used so far or why. Introduction On a student’s cell phone, a teacher is caught hitting students with a thick stick....   [tags: discipline, education, teaching] 1863 words
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The Effects of Corporal Punishment in Children - Hitting a child is not the way parents should deal with a child’s naughty behavior no matter the circumstances. I know sometimes children can be very disobedient and stubborn, but when you present corporal punishment to a child what we you are really doing is hitting a child’s subconscious self-destruct button. There are many ways to discipline a child. Punishments like time outs, taking away toys, and denying them certain privileges are better forms of discipline. Many children suffer every day due to parents who practice, or abuse corporal punishment....   [tags: parental strategies, raising little ones] 850 words
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Corporal Punishment and Parents - The most important argument in favour of corporal punishment, which is the excuse of most of the parents when they are asked to stop the physical punishment, is that it teaches discipline to the children. The conventional parents give the name of discipline to the use of physical force to enforce their orders on their offspring’s. But actually discipline is of two types as defined in a journal named “The State of Research on the Effects of Physical Punishment” that “power-assertive” and “inductive” discipline....   [tags: Physical Punishments, Children, Discipline]
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Corporal Punishment and Spanking in children - Corporal Punishment and Spanking in children Spanking and the use of Corporal Punishment are the most common forms of punishment used today for younger children. 67% of parents today use some form of corporal or physical punishment. Spanking and Corporal Punishment is the use of physical force to cause pain with the intent to control the child. Mothers are primarily the ones to spank, because they are the ones who are with the children more. Young parental age and lower income seem to predict spanking in children....   [tags: Social Issues] 1735 words
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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? - Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]
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Effects of Corporal Punishment on Children - Discipline is one of the basic things a child learns from his parents before he or she faces the outside world to learn more about life as a whole. Teaching this trait can depend on how the parent shows it to their child and how they explain the importance of having this trait both in and out of their homes. Misbehaving children cannot be avoided as they are curious little beings and they have a tendency to explore. But there are some parents, even teachers, who do not tolerate misbehaving and they resort to corporal punishments such as spanking to make sure the child never forgets how painful it is to misbehave as they will remember the punishment entailed to it and become more disciplined...   [tags: Case Against Spanking] 859 words
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Corporal Punishment in Public Schools - Corporal punishment is defined as “an infliction of punishment to the body.” My primary reason for not approving corporal punishment would be that corporal punishment creates a negative reaction from the student’s perspective plus additional problems in the end. To discipline students in a way that will harm them into non-misbehavior is not the way to go. I claim that corporal punishment in public schools should not be permitted because it is barbaric, harmful, and in no way a method to solve personal problems....   [tags: Consequencez, Permission]
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The Controversy Around Corporal Punishment - To spank or not to spank. The topic of corporal punishment is a controversial and sensitive matter in our society. No matter what day in age we live in it will continue to be a social problem. Corporal punishment, also referred to as spanking is deliberately inflicting pain on a person due to an inappropriate behavior or act they have done. This involves hitting, pinching, using switch cords, smacking, and etcetera. Those who are in favor of corporal punishment and believes that it should not be illegal, uses scriptures from the bible as justification....   [tags: spanking, reinforcement, behavior] 1266 words
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Effects of Corporal Punishment on Children - ... This also shows that when you hit a child it will affect them sometime in their life. "Children have been found to be more aggressive when spanked for punishment than other children that have been disciplined by other means," says Mueller (2002). Spanking is a type of discipline that brings out aggression in children and teaches child that it is acceptable for them to hit others (Christie-Mizell, C., Pryor, E., & Grossman, E. 2008). In turn, hitting a child is no different than hitting someone else....   [tags: discipline, society, spanking, abuse] 1938 words
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Complete Abolition of Corporal Punishment - 1. Introduction: The administration of corporal punishment to children is an archaic practice that has become obsolete, not only in the post-modern era, but within the current constitutional dispensation of South Africa. The Constitution seeks to protect the right to human dignity, bodily integrity, equality, freedom and security of all South African citizens. The administration of corporal punishment on any person clearly would amount to a violation of these fundamental constitutional values, which begs the question as to why corporal punishment to children is permitted....   [tags: South African education system]
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The Use of Corporal Punishment - Proverbs 13:24 in the New King James version of the bible states that “He who spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him disciplines him promptly.” The Nelson study bible goes into more detail and states that a parent’s loving discipline is modeled after God’s loving correction. The list of pros and cons relating to corporal punishment can be very different for each individual and is defined as physical punishment, such as spanking, inflicted on a child by an adult in authority. Lets look at the pros, cons and the effectiveness of corporal punishment in the United States and the rest of the world....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Corporal Punishment in Schools - ... Study has shown the state with corporal punishment does not reduce the behavior but cause more behaviors. This study is true due to students being embarrassed by the corporal punishment and will be harassed by other students over the corporal punishment. One example would be: John gets into trouble for using profane language in the classroom. The teacher asks John to step into the hall to receive the corporal punishment which is to be paddled three times. John takes the paddling and return to the classroom....   [tags: discipline systems, child abuse]
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Corporal Punishment in School - In a recent controversy concerning corporal punishment in schools, a physical education instructor in Albany, Georgia was recently suspended, but not fired after physically punishing and abusing her student. Surveillance cameras caught Tracy Drayton in the act of dragging a kindergarten pupil across the gymnasium (“Tracy Drayton, Georgia”). This is a prime example of how corporal punishment can result in extreme consequences. Corporal punishment, an outdated and ineffective consequence, should be illegal across the United States....   [tags: violence, pain and distress, victim]
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Corporal Punishment and Abuse - “It hurts and it’s painful inside – it’s like breaking your bones; it’s loud and sore, and it stings; it feels like you’ve been adopted or something and you’re not part of their family; you feel like you don’t like your parents anymore; you feel upset because they are hurting you, and you love them so much, and then all of a sudden they hit you and you feel as though they don’t care about you” (Pritchard 9). These are the feelings of those juveniles who suffer from corporal punishment. Corporal punishment has been one of the main topics of research in Psychology in last few decades....   [tags: Aggression, Physical Discipline, Parent, Child]
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Corporal Punishment in Schools - Canes. Paddles. Belts. A hand. All of these can be used as weapons. Not weapons of war, however. These are examples of weaponry used against our youth in 19 states. Corporal punishment, or punishment administered by an adult (as a parent or a teacher) to the body of a child ranging in severity from a slap to a spanking. Currently 119 countries have banned corporal punishment in schools, including every European country with addition to Canada. Even with the example being set by countries the United States is closely related to, the movement for a complete ban barely half-way complete....   [tags: child abuse and humilliation]
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Corporal Punishment in Schools - One may ask the origin of corporal punishment and the introduction of this form of discipline into schools. According to Donnelly & Straus (2005), in more Anglo Saxon spaces, presumably the early settlers brought their own existing practices with them from Europe. So, this suggests that civilization in the western hemisphere was not physically punishing their children. Mitchell (2008) argues that this form of punishment stems from the enslavement and mistreatment of African Americans in the United States....   [tags: Education, African Americans] 1686 words
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Is Corporal Punishment Okay? - Corporal punishment is the purposeful infliction of pain as punishment for wrongdoing. The term often refers to hitting the person receiving punishment repeatedly with an instrument, such as a cane or a ruler, though it also applies more generally to any kind of pain infliction as a punishment. It is sometimes used by parents against their children, by teachers and school administrators against students who misbehave, and in many parts of the world, by the judicial system as an additional deterrent to criminals....   [tags: Spanking, Children, Discipline] 1087 words
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Corporal Punishment - His technique was to stand before a terrified twelve year old, demand his answer in Irish, and when the petrified and stuttering youngster faltered in his delivery, Brother B would unleash a staccato barrage of open handed slaps on both ears. He had been known to punch boys and to draw blood with his cane” (McEntee, John). One of the thousand devastating stories told by a survival at age fifty. His story and other stories exhibit the burning memories that keep surrounding any child when he recalls the minute that he been submitted to corporal punishment....   [tags: Behavior Management ]
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Corporal Punishment - The deciding factor in the future of corporal punishment is seen in the Ingraham v. Wright Supreme Court case. In 1970, James Ingraham, an eighth grade student of Drew Junior High School was one of the many beneficiaries of corporal punishment distributed by Willie Wright, the principal of the high school. The rationality behind Ingraham’s punishment was that he was slow to respond to his teacher instructions. As a result, his teacher sent him to the principal office where he bent over the table was given twenty licks with a paddle....   [tags: Law, Ingraham] 1731 words
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Corporal Punishment - Over the years, the use of corporal punishment or physical punishment, which is also known as spanking, has been argued and debated upon. Children need to be disciplined and though there are different forms of discipline, sometimes all a child needs is a little spanking to set them straight. Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offense, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behavior deemed unacceptable. The argument over whether to spank or not to spank usually devolves into two points of view....   [tags: Discipline] 1376 words
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Corporal Punishment as a Means of Discipline for Children - This paper focuses on the views of corporal punishment as it relates to the discipline of children and why the topic is so controversial. The paper will state various definitions of corporal punishment as well as a brief history of punishing children with physical force. The paper will also state the alternatives and disadvantages as a discipline tool for children why corporal punishment may not be the best method of punishment for children. The paper highlights research and experiments performed with regard to punishing children as well as states statistics of physical abuse and lists some alternatives of corporal punishment that are just as effective....   [tags: physical force]
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Corporal Punishment of Children Should be Banned - The term corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain, but not injury, "for the purpose of correction or control of the child’s behavior" ("A Report" 18). In America, parents' use of corporal punishment in homes have been defined legally by the states as “encompassing ‘reasonable’ force with some states adding qualifiers that it must also be ‘appropriate’ (AL, AK, AZ, CA, CC), ‘moderate’ (AR, DE, SC, SD), or ‘necessary’ (MT, NH, NY, OR, TX, WI)....   [tags: Spanking Children]
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The Pros and Cons of Judicial Corporal Punishment - ... Here, there is a clear sense in which the process of rehabilitation involves assisting the individual to get ‘back to normal’. He or she may need to re-learn motor skills, such as how to walk (in the case of a broken limb); or seek to recover cognitive skills, such as memory (in the case of a head injury). In either scenario, rehabilitation implies returning to a former, favorable state.” (Robinson, 2009). In theory, rehabilitation works, unfortunately as there are objectors to punishment of the corporal kind as there are objectors to the practice of rehabilitation....   [tags: correctional and rehabilitational facilities]
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Negative Effects Of and Alternatives To Corporal Punishment - With an impression of his father’s belt buckle on his backside, he trudged to bed too upset to think of anything besides the physical pain of the spanking and the emotional pain from upsetting his father. He forgot to study for an important test, and he took his anger out on the teacher who then sent the boy to the principal’s office for disrespecting the teacher and disrupting the class. The principal took a wooden paddle and swatted the child; when he brought the failed test home, his father struck him with the belt again....   [tags: physical abuse, discipline]
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Stop Corporal Punishment - If your adult neighbor engaged in offensive or irritating behavior, would you hit him or her. You probably wouldn’t. What if that neighbor had less than average adult physical or mental abilities. You would probably be even less likely to hit them then. If you love that neighbor as a family member, hitting them would seem like an even worse way of dealing with the situation. Now imagine this is your child, typically a person of less than average adult abilities and a person you love as a family member....   [tags: argumentative essay] 933 words
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Corporal Punishment in South African Schools - Corporal punishment is a practice that has been banned in schools in a large number of countries around the world. This is due to the fact that that psychological research proves that in addition to this practice having a negative impact on children’s personal development; it was found that it also has a significantly adverse effect on society as a whole. In South Africa however, although corporal punishment has been outlawed since the drawing up of the South African Schools Act in 1996, there is evidence collected in recent years that revealing that the practice is still prevalent in local schools to this day....   [tags: banned but still prevalent]
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We Need Corporal Punishment in the Classroom - Thesis: Educators should be allowed to use some forms of mild physical discipline in order to ensure that schools remain safe, structured environments where all children can learn effectively. Violent crime in U.S. schools is a real problem despite tough safety measures. As such, it is increasingly important that teachers and administrators are able to take steps to manage student misbehavior and prevent small infractions from escalating into more serious threats. The occasional spanking can be an extremely effective means of reducing disruptions, and many expert psychologists and pediatricians agree that it has not been shown to have any appreciable negative effects on children, nor does it...   [tags: Pro Spanking Essays]
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The Case Against Corporal Punishment - The Case Against Corporal Punishment As the crime rate in our country grows, teaching our children right from wrong is one of the most important tasks facing educators. At some point or another, this task will require some sort of disciplinary action. In years past, schools used corporal punishment to discipline children. Connie Paige reports that, “According to U.S. Department of Education statistics, more than 600,000students were struck by teachers in public schools in 1990.” Studies show that in today’s society, corporal punishment does more harm than good here in the United States....   [tags: Papers] 788 words
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Corporal Punishment Is Physical Abuse - Corporal Punishment Is Physical Abuse Corporal punishment is the execution of a judicially imposed sentence that inflicts a manner of physical pain upon the offenders body without killing him. In the past corporal punishment included flogging, whipping, branding and facial or bodily mutilation of all types. Corporal punishment also refers to the discipline of children at home and in schools but it was made illegal for punishing schoolchildren in 1986. Historically, corporal punishment was used in the ancient law codes of Hammurabi and Moses, in laws of Sparta and other Greek city states, in early Christian church teachings and in Anglo-Saxon common laws....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abolishing Corporal Punishment in the United States Schools - ... It wasn't working. Hitting children did not seem to improve their behavior. It seemed in fact to be reinforcing the very behaviors I was attempting to eliminate." Advocates of corporal punishment view it as a fast and effective procedure as opposed to a time consuming suspension. Father Philip Berrigan, a teacher at St. Augustine High school in New Orleans, expresses how beneficial corporal punishment served him as a teacher: "Sometimes we sent a student to the principal's office for a paddling, and I have seen a marvelous clearing of the air with a simple whack on the butt....   [tags: discipline, suspensions, office, paddling] 754 words
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Corporal Punishment with Respect to the Private and Public Sphere - ... The moderate requirement states that the punishment must be in proportion to the age, build, health and gender of the child. Corporal punishment by parental authority can only succeed as a defence if it meets these requirements, as well as having the intention to discipline or educate the child. 3 1 Arguments against parent’s right of chastisement The harm inflicted on a child when punishing him/her, violates the human rights of the child, which states that every child should be protected from abuse or degradation in section 28(d) of the Constitution....   [tags: physical discipline in schools is prohibited]
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Corporal Punishment in Schools Has Negative Effects - Corporal Punishment “. . . His technique was to stand before a terrified twelve year old, demand his answer in Irish, and when the petrified and stuttering youngster faltered in his delivery, Brother B would unleash a staccato barrage of open handed slaps on both ears. He had been known to punch boys and to draw blood with his cane… ” (McEntee, John). This story is one of the thousand devastating stories told by a survival at age fifty. He survived the most awful experience in his childhood. His experience was full of fear, anxiety and physical punishment....   [tags: Educational Issues, early education, elementary]
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How the Use of Corporal Punishment can Affect a Child - Corporal punishment is a method used to discipline someone by using physical force to inflict pain. Many parents are guilty of using physical force to discipline their children at least once in a child’s lifetime. Sometimes parents can get so caught up in being angry with the child that all they can think about is hitting the child to get the child to listen to them. This, however, may not be the best way to discipline a child. This essay will discuss the parenting styles that use corporal punishment, the negative effects of corporal punishment on children, how parents model the use of corporal punishment to their children, and how parents can positively discipline their children wit...   [tags: psychology, psychological ]
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The Children May Suffer: The Negative Impacts of Corporal Punishment - The Children May Suffer: The Negative Impacts of Corporal Punishment A young boy slowly makes his way to his mom, her scream urging him forward. He is almost to her side when he sees the shadow of her belt, he slowly backs away, he does not go far, as she quickly grabs him by his shirt. She then start to beat his hands with the belt, and then turns him around and starts spanking him on the behind. Throughout the whole time, the young boy’s eyes reflect fear, pain, and anger. Such corporal punishment is also known as spanking, beating, whipping, hitting, and sometimes even abuse....   [tags: psychology, behavioral studies]
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Corporal Punishment: What Are We Teaching Our Kids? - Research done by leading pediatricians, the American Psychological Association, and countless other sources since the 1960’s have completely revolutionized parenting and fundamentally changed how parents raise their kids. From a child’s nutrition to what your kids should watch on TV have been extensively studied, but none other more than corporal punishment as a means of discipline. Arguably one of the most difficult things any parent has to face when raising a child is discipline. Many parents, whether having their first child or already raising a family, often ask themselves: is corporal punishment an acceptable form of discipline and what effect could it have on my child....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Corporal Punishment in Schools - Corporal Punishment in Schools I wrote this paper for Contemporary Moral Issues class. This was an assignment of our choice and I chose to do this topic, because the week before in Intro to Education we had discussed discipline methods and I was astonished to learn that corporal punishment still existed in schools. I am hoping that by including this piece of work on my webfolio others will become aware that corporal punishment is alive and used often in our schools. In the following paper I will discuss the controversial issue of the use of corporal punishment in schools....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Corporal Punishment in America - Corporal Punishment in America The term corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of pain on the body for purposes of punishment and includes slapping, hitting with objects, pinching, shaking and forcing to stand for long periods of time (Epoch 1). Family researchers define corporal punishment as " the use of physical force aimed at causing children to experience pain but not injury, for the purposes of correction and control of youthful behavior" (Day 83). Spanking is one form of physical or corporal punishment (Epoch 1)....   [tags: Spanking Child Abuse]
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Corporal Punishment - Corporal punishment is a very controversial topic that is being discussed amongst educators across the nation. Corporal punishment refers to any physical form of punishment, but in this case it refers to in schools. Currently there are many different terms used to label corporal punishment, for example, it has been called spanking, paddling, caning, lashing, popping, smacking, whipping or beating. Each term carries its own different meaning, but they all represents some form of corporal punishment....   [tags: Education] 909 words
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Corporal Punishment - Corporal Punishment Corporal punishment has been a part of family life for thousands of years, taking its place in societies all over the globe. From wood switches to thick leather belts, all sorts of tools have been used to discipline naughty children. No one has ever really examined the question of whether or not this form of punishment is productive or counterproductive. In examining the situation of whether or not this form of punishment is warranted or even what one might consider proper, a sample situation must be examined....   [tags: Spanking] 583 words
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Corporal Punishment - Dear Sir, I am writing in reply to the recent publication of an item on the topic of corporal punishment. I do not agree that it is needed to bring discipline back into our schools. It is assumed that a child who has been caned would be less likely to commit another offence , but this was never proved and , in fact , one theory holds that severe corporal punishment increases the likelihood of future offences. There are better ways to discipline students than hitting them. Some parents may believe that spanking a child may be beneficial but apart from being potentially dangerous physically, it can lower their self esteem, hinder their academic abilities and may even contribute to disruptiv...   [tags: essays research papers] 659 words
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Corporal Punishment - Using corporal punishment in schools is not benefiting our children. In fact, it may be hurting our children more than helping them, and teaching them the wrong way to deal with their problems. I feel that discipline starts at home, and should not be left for the schools to handle. Corporal punishment may do more harm than good. It "has no positive effects that we know of" (Keeshan 67). It may stop the unruly behavior temporarily, but it does not treat the underlying causes (Keeshan 67)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Corporal Punishment - The whip that a lion-tamer uses is the single most important tool that will assists him in successfully taming the lions. To demonstrate his point clearly to the beasts, he must thrash the lions with his blood-sucking whip whenever they perform an incorrect act. This is the only way that he can communicate with these low-intelligence animals, because lions cannot even understand the most indecent word in the English language. But as for humans, most of us are able to understand the language that the people around us speak....   [tags: essays research papers] 545 words
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Corporal Punishment - “Can parenting or child rearing be non-punitive?” Is one of the most common questions that parents ask. If spanking is so effective, why do most people have such an uneasy feeling about it. Some how we cannot silence our inner doubts about the long term effects of physical punishment. We are a little embarrassed by the use of force and we keep saying to ourselves, “”here ought to be a better way of rearing children.” Another reason is, within ourselves, no one wants to be hit. While hitting releases anger and frustration, and might work in the short-term, what parents really want is for children to be self controlled and disciplined....   [tags: Spanking] 949 words
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Corporal Punishment: An Unnecessary Tool in Education - Corporal Punishment: An Unnecessary Tool in Education An emergency room physician sees the welts and deep purple bruises of the thighs and buttocks of a twelve-year-old and does what he must do under the law: he reports a possible case of child abuse. The county social worker arrives and finds that the injuries did not occur at home but were the result of a spanking administered earlier in the day by a teacher who had used a wooden paddle. The boy had misbehaved in a gym class. The social worker told the boy’s father that if he had beaten his son, he would probably be in jail....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Learning Abuse Essays]
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Corporal Punishment (Spanking) - A Parent's Choice - Corporal Punishment (Spanking) - A Parent's Choice The term corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of pain on the body for purposes of punishment. "Spanking can be defined as the use of physical force aimed at causing children to experience pain but not injury, for the purposes of correction and control of youthful behavior"(http://www.123helpme.com/preview.asp?id=32539). Spanking is a controversial topic and should not be taken lightly. As a child I was spanked when I did something wrong....   [tags: Argumentative Discipline Parenting Essays]
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The Effectiveness of Corporal Punishment on Correcting Behavior of Middle School Children - Corporal Punishment and its Effectiveness on Correcting a Child’s Behavior in the Middle School Setting: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study…………………………………………………3 Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………..3 Description of Corporal Punishment………………………………………….4 Description of Discipline………………………………………………..........4 Effects of Corporal Punishment and Psychological Treatment on students’ Learning and Behavior: Description of Psychological Treatment…………….4 Corporal Punishment as a Stressor Among Youth: Description of Stressors...5 Summary and Overview…………………………………………………….....5 Purpose of Study……………………………………………………………….5 Research...   [tags: discipline, depression, pain] 891 words
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Externalizing Behavior for Children who Have Been Spanked - ... regarded "externalizing behavior" as behavior that was considered inappropriate by parents or authority figures and/or behavior that was defiant, delinquent, or noncompliant in nature. They regarded "corporal punishment" as using physical force to inflict pain on the child, but not to injure the child in order to change the child's behavior. Lansford et al. compared the amount of externalizing behaviors in children that had experienced no spanking, mild spanking, and harsh spanking in order to see if children that were spanked harder went on to exhibit greater amounts of externalizing behavior....   [tags: physical aggression, corporal punishment] 800 words
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Spanking: Parents Must Decide - Have you ever been spanked. Maybe smacked. We all have our own stories of how our parents disciplined us, we take them as funny stories and even joke about them. If you were born in the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, you already know what I’m talking about and I bet many stories already ran through your mind right now. But as we grew up and time passed by, there has been this dilemma about this method of parenting. [2] “Parents feel mixed-up and uncomfortable about disciplining their children”. Few parents in modern times do not trust this kind of act of physical punishment at home and they think that is detrimental for kids....   [tags: Corporal Punishment Esays]
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Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment - Melville's White Jacket as Public Forum on Corporal Punishment Author, Herman Melville utilized many of his literary works as a public forum for politics. Subsequently, the nineteenth century became a time period of great outspokenness among authors who condemned many of societies woes. Authors such as: Thoreau, Longfellow and Emerson all voiced their opposition to these tragedies. Melville wrote openly about slavery, abuse, and many other social injustices. In his novel, White Jacket, Melville wrote against corporal punishment aboard United States Naval Frigates....   [tags: Melville White Jacket Essays] 469 words
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It’s Time to Put an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools - It’s Time to Put an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools Seven countries-Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Italy and Cyprus- have laws making it illegal for parents to use physical punishment on their children. Corporal punishment in schools has been banned in all the countries in Europe, South and Central America, China and Japan. The United States has outlawed corporal punishment from our prisons as cruel and inhumane treatment, as well as wife-beating, once thought to be the right of a husband....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Spare the Child's Bottom - How many times have you witnessed children spanked by their parents for misbehaving or for throwing a tantrum at the store. It is a very common act of physical punishment used by many parents. The painful act of discipline towards children goes back from generations and seen as an effective way of correcting bad behavior. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, spanking is, “The action of beating or slapping with the open hand by way of punishment” (“Spanking n.”). Although it can seem very practical the moment it is given, it does not improve the child’s behavior and can bring serious effects on the long run....   [tags: spanking, corporal punishment]
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Spanking Your Child is NOT Necessary - Spanking Your Child is NOT Necessary Spanking your child has created a firestorm of debate among parents and non-parents alike. There appears to be only two sides to the argument, those for and those against. Each offers evidence to support their case, and both sides are fervent in there beliefs. There are many parenting books, classes, and articles on the internet to help people through the process of becoming a parent. Each has there own take on discipline, but most I have read are against spanking....   [tags: Against Corporal Punishment] 693 words
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Spanking: Is it an Effective Punishment? - Spanking has been a form of punishment used by many parents for years. Parents view spanking as an effective form of punishment that gets the point across to the child that they should not do the bad things that they received that punishment for. Most children are spanked from age two until almost ten years old. However, many studies have shown that spanking has led to many emotional and physical diseases. Spanking is a violent punishment that should not be used to punish children. The line between spanking and child abuse is very thin, and a parent could go too far....   [tags: punishment, parents, timeout]
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Spanking and Physical Punishment - Children are like flowers, if well taken care of they will glow. If ignored or tortured, they will damage or die. Child discipline is one of the most significant basics of successful parenting. Today, many people have this belief that physical abuse is in no way a solution to helping children recognize between right and wrong. Since generations children have been learnt the art of discipline through physical punishment. Often this approach to disciplining has resulted in two consequences, one is where the child becomes more generous and is able to obey what he or she has been stated, or the other which more often results in children developing a sense of suffering and wish to revolution....   [tags: child discipline, children, punishment]
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A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control - A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control I was raised in a home where corporal punishment was a way of life. My parents, both from a very strict religious background, felt justified in spanking and instilling fear in the name of God. They believed they were fulfilling their parental responsibilities; this is how they were raised by their parents, spanked to ensure respect and obedience. I can remember walking to kindergarten with tears in my eyes. As I walked to school, the tears would roll down my face, and I could not understand the feelings of anger and resentment stirring inside me....   [tags: Spanking Corporal Punichment] 739 words
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