ERIC Number: EJ888491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
The Misconception of Corporal Punishment: A Rejoin to Albrecht's "Drop and Give Us 20, Seifried: A Practical Response to Defending the Use of Punishment by Coaches"
Quest, v62 n2 p218-223 May 2010
Dr. Rick Albrecht's article, titled "Drop and Give Us 20, Seifried: A Practical Response to Defending the Use of Punishment by Coaches," argued that I held a disregard for the unintended negative consequences of punishment and pointed out several items of concern he felt obligated to communicate to the scholarly and professional community to support this notion (Albrecht, 2009). While several of the issues he brought to our attention deserve merit, in this reply, I focus my counter on Albrecht's assertion that corporal punishment under my definition is "fatally flawed" and outside the mainstream of coaching (p. 474). I also discuss the cultural differences and expectations between the classroom and competitive athletics to help develop the issue. Finally, I offer advice to him and other members of the scholarly coaching education fraternity on how to better reduce the disconnect between them and real practicing coaches.
Descriptors: Athletics, Cultural Differences, Punishment, Discipline, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Professional Associations, Coaching (Performance), Sport Psychology, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Environment
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