ERIC Number: ED136173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-4
Corporal Punishment of Children in the Schools. Statement.
Mornell, Eugene S.
In a statement issued to the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Rights of Children and Youth the speaker addresses the issue of corporal punishment of children in the schools. He offers personal views on the issues of the use of corporal punishment, and poses three suggestions for consideration: (1) opposition to corporal punishment is a value position based on moral considerations and a particular ideal of human behavior; (2) corporal punishment is generally an inherent part of our school serving education objectives related to socialization and conformity; and (3) a legal or regulatory approach to corporal punishment is likely to impede both learning and human contact in the schools. (YRJ)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)