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Feinstein, Sheryl; Mwahombela, Lucas – International Review of Education, 2010
The purpose of this survey was to acquire descriptive information regarding corporal punishment in Tanzania's O-level secondary schools. 448 individuals participated in the study: 254 teachers and 194 students, all from government or private secondary schools in the Iringa Region of Tanzania. In addition, 14 students and 14 teachers were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Punishment
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Bell, Tessa; Romano, Elisa – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
The use of corporal punishment has been linked to negative developmental outcomes for children. Despite this finding, Section 43 of the Canadian Criminal Code permits the use of corporal punishment by parents for children 2 to 12 years of age. Therefore, this study's first objective is to investigate opinions toward Section 43 and spanking more…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Punishment, Child Development
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Moyo, George; Khewu, Noncedo P. D.; Bayaga, Anass – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to determine the consistency prevailing between the disciplinary practices in the schools and the principles of the Alternatives-to-Corporal Punishment strategy. The three main research questions that guided the study were to determine (1) How much variance of offences can be explained by disciplinary measures of…
Descriptors: Punishment, Administrative Principles, Administrative Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Gurel, Sungur; Barber, Brian R. – Behavioral Disorders, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify statewide trends in school approaches to student discipline and examine the associations between punitive discipline practices and student, school, and local education agency (LEA) characteristics. In addition, we compared punitive disciplinary practices for schools and LEAs that do and do not allow…
Descriptors: School Districts, Punishment, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Morrison, Stephaney S.; Smith, Delores E.; Bryan, Julia A.; Steele, Janeé M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
Jamaican immigrant students are highly represented in U.S. public schools, primarily in regions concentrated throughout the east coast. Many of these students and their families have personal and social concerns that have implications for school counselors. In particular, scholars suggest that among this population, harsh methods of child…
Descriptors: Discipline, Parenting Styles, Latin Americans, Immigrants
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Sirera Miralles, Carles – History of Education, 2015
In order to analyse the cultural values of Spanish liberalism, this paper describes the prohibition of corporal punishment in secondary education. The evolution of education laws and codes during the nineteenth century reveals great hope and confidence in building up an academic authority based exclusively on the power of reason and capable of…
Descriptors: Punishment, Public Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries
Hanger, Brian S. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Corporal punishment is one of the most litigious issues in education. Proponents of corporal punishment believe it is a necessary and effective way to keep order in the schools. Opponents of corporal punishment feel it is detrimental to the welfare of children and should be prohibited in schools. Many states have banned the use of school corporal…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Punishment, Elementary Schools, Principals
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Deb, Sibnath; Kumar, Aneesh; Holden, George W.; Simpson Rowe, Lorelei – School Psychology International, 2017
There is considerable evidence that parental corporal punishment (CP) is positively associated with children's behavioral and mental health problems. However, there is very little evidence addressing whether CP perpetrated by teachers or school staff is similarly associated with problematic student functioning. To address this gap in the research…
Descriptors: Punishment, Teacher Influence, Adolescents, Public Schools
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Dupper, David R.; Montgomery Dingus, Amy E. – Children & Schools, 2008
Although corporal punishment has been banned in 29 states, more than a million cases of corporal punishment in U.S. schools continue to be reported annually, with states located in the southeastern and southwestern United States accounting for the vast majority of instances of corporal punishment. This article provides an overview of corporal…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Punishment, School Social Workers, Social Work
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Reich, Stephanie M.; Penner, Emily K.; Duncan, Greg J.; Auger, Anamarie – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Objective: Research has found corporal punishment to have limited effectiveness in altering child behavior and the potential to produce psychological and cognitive damage. Pediatric professionals have advocated reducing, if not eliminating its use. Despite this, it remains a common parenting practice in the US. Methods: Using a three-group…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Mothers, Mother Attitudes
Chung, Wen-Ting – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Employing narrative ways of inquiry, this study interrogated how a reform action--legal banning corporal punishment in schools, which was intentionally introduced into Taiwanese society by advocates as a social movement strategy at a time when the incidence rate of school corporal punishment was high--could contribute to ending educators' use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Punishment, Aggression, Social Change
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Lorber, Michael F.; O'Leary, Susan G.; Slep, Amy M. Smith – Developmental Psychology, 2011
The authors sought to provide an initial evaluation of the hypothesis that corporal punishment is less strongly associated with parental emotion and impulsivity among African American ("Black") in contrast to European American ("White") parents. White-Latino and Black-Latino differences in corporal punishment, emotion, and impulsivity were…
Descriptors: Conceptual Tempo, Ethnicity, Questionnaires, Racial Differences
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Atiles, Julia T.; Gresham, Talley M.; Washburn, Isaac – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine whether teachers' sense of efficacy influences their attitude towards the use of physical punishment in schools. There were two groups of participants in the study: pre-service and in-service early childhood teachers. The sample was made up of 78 in-service teachers from two different school districts and…
Descriptors: Values, Beliefs, School Culture, Teacher Response
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Uzair-ul-Hassan, Muhammad; Shahid Farooq, Muhammad; Pervez Akhtar, Muhammad; Parveen, Iram – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2017
Time and again different attractive and appealing slogans were introduced by School Education Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan emphasizing on love and kindness towards students rather than corporal punishment and resultantly, corporal punishment was prohibited in schools. Teachers were expected to deal students with politeness and not to…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Predictor Variables, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement
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Taylor, C. A.; Al-Hiyari, R.; Lee, S. J.; Priebe, A.; Guerrero, L. W.; Bales, A. – Health Education Research, 2016
This study employs a novel strategy for identifying points of resistance to education efforts aimed at reducing rates of child physical abuse and use of corporal punishment (CP). We analyzed online comments (n = 581) generated in response to media coverage of a study linking CP with increased child aggression. Most comments (71%) reflected…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Ideology, Punishment, Content Analysis
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