ERIC Number: EJ1044797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
Is It Time for a U.S. Policy to Ban Corporal Punishment of Schoolchildren?
International Journal of Educational Reform, v23 n1 p2-24 Win 2014
This article examines corporal punishment in U.S. public schools, proposes a national conversation regarding its use, and advocates for a national policy to promote nonviolent discipline methods and prohibit corporal punishment of children in educational settings. The United States remains one of the few postmodern societies without a national policy, and close to a quarter of a million students are corporally punished in public schools annually. The article briefly reviews research regarding the effectiveness of corporal punishment, describes its historical roots and current use by educators, and examines corporal punishment of schoolchildren through a human rights and social justice lens.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Public Schools, Punishment, Discipline, Violence, Social Justice, Aggression, Civil Rights, State Legislation, Educational History, Legal Responsibility, Court Litigation, United States History, Foreign Countries
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