ERIC Number: ED217519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Corporal Punishment in the Schools: Its Use Is Abuse. 1981/Educational Comment.
Cryan, John R., Ed.
A collection of six papers is preceded first by an introduction stating the editor's abhorrence of corporal punishment and his motives for assembling the papers; and then by the American Psychological Association's statement opposing the use of corporal punishment. Irwin A. Hyman and Delores M. Lally consider religious and other historical factors in "Corporal Punishment in American Education: A Historical and Contemporary Dilemma." Adah Maurer in "The Case Against Physical Punishment in Schools" advances reasons why corporal punishment is both damaging to children and ineffective in its aims. John R. Cryan and Jamie Smith in "The Hick'ry Stick: It's Time to Change the Tune" examine relevant court cases and offer suggestions for changing school policies. Morris A. Wessel in "The Pediatrician's Perspective on Corporal Punishment" describes how adults tend to reproduce in their interpersonal relationships the violence that they experienced in their childhood. Gertrude J. Rubin Williams in "Corporal Punishment: Socially Sanctioned Assault and Battery" aims to sensitize all persons to the damages and irrationalities she sees in corporal punishment. John E. Valusek in "People Are Not for Hitting and Children Are People Too" argues that violence is not inevitable. The first five papers each contain a bibliography. (MLF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Abuse, Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent School Relationship, Religious Factors, Student Teacher Relationship, Violence
Editor, Educational Comment, College of Education, The University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education and Allied Professions.