ERIC Number: ED132733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Practical Defense of Corporal Punishment.
Reinholz, Lansing K.
The author of this paper maintains that corporal punishment is a desirable alternative to permanent suspension (expulsion) in cases involving unmanageable students. There are restrictions that must be placed on the use of corporal punishment so that it is a beneficial and not a destructive force. No physical harm should be done to students. The grievant should not do the punishing. Corporal punishment should be a last resort, and students should be given the choice between it and permanent suspension. Careful records must be kept, and there should always be a witness present. Corporal punishment should be administered only once unless the undesirable behavior decreases for a period following its initial use. Teachers and administrators alike would prefer to be concerned with teaching, not with discipline. Corporal punishment can offer one way of deterring disruption of the educational process. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)