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ERIC Number: EJ828477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
The Corporal Punishment of Minorities in the Public Schools
Northington, Cynthia
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n3 p57-59 Jul 2007
Corporal punishment is still legal under various circumstances in the United States public schools. This practice is specified in the discipline policies of cities and towns in roughly twenty-two states. Corporal punishment usually takes the form of paddling with wooden paddles or sticks by school administrators with the consent of the parents. Research has shown that this type of punishment is disproportionately administered to minority school children. White students are paddled with far less frequency. Boys are paddled more often than girls over all. This practice teaches school children that it is acceptable for larger, older people to inflict pain on small, younger people. The behavioral and social ramifications for future behavior are ominous.
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Language: English
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