ERIC Number: EJ1081638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
"Can I Really Teach without My Magic Cane?" Teachers' Responses to the Banning of Corporal Punishment
Malak, Md. Saiful; Sharma, Umesh; Deppeler, Joanne M.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v19 n12 p1325-1341 2015
This paper reports on how teachers are responding to students' inappropriate behaviours in public primary schools in Bangladesh. Data in this study were collected after the adoption of a recent government policy that has abolished corporal punishment in primary schools. Semi-structured, one-on-one interviews were conducted with 22 teachers from six public primary schools in one district in Bangladesh. Thematic analysis technique was used to analyse the data. The results revealed that the majority of teachers were in favour of using reactive approaches to responding to students' inappropriate behaviours. The findings also indicated that teachers were largely unaware of preventative or positive strategies to teach students who behave inappropriately in the classroom. This paper reports the implications of the findings for policy-makers, and university and school educators.
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Punishment, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research, Coding, Teacher Behavior, Discipline
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh