ERIC Number: ED254308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
[Corporal Punishment. Three Works:] The Influence of Corporal Punishment on Learning: A Statistical Study. The Bible and the Rod. 1001 Alternatives to Corporal Punishment, Volume One.
Maurer, Adah; Wallerstein, James S.
Arguments against the use of corporal punishment in schools are presented in the three publications collected here. "The Influence of Corporal Punishment on Learning: A Statistical Study," by Adah Maurer and James S. Wallerstein, examines the relationship between rates of corporal punishment use and noncompletion of high school in the 50 states. Results, which indicate a negative correlation between use of corporal punishment and high school graduation, are discussed in terms of other research showing the ill effects of corporal punishment. An attachment describes the long-lasting effects of physical punishment in terms of involvement in serious crime. "The Bible and the Rod," also by Adah Maurer and James S. Wallerstein, argues that Biblical support for beating children comes only from the Proverbs of Solomon. Biblical quotations from Jesus, St. Paul, and the Apostle John are presented that do not support corporal punishment. Finally "1001 Alternatives to Corporal Punishment in Schools, A Practical Handbook of Outrageous, Original and Sometimes Useful Ideas," by Adah Maurer, discusses the present trend away from corporal punishment, alternative forms of punishment used in schools, and ways to prevent having to use punishments to keep order. (CB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Modification, Biblical Literature, Classroom Techniques, Corporal Punishment, Crime, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Positive Reinforcement, Punishment, Social Reinforcement, Suspension, Timeout
EVAN-G/Generation Books, 977 Keeler Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee to End Violence Against the Next Generation, Berkeley, CA.