Pre-discussion brainstorming Who would be the Spanker? Parents or Teachers What kind of behaviors can be seen as corporal punishment ?
Corporal punishment types striking slapping (Bamboo) Cane Rod Stick Ruler Strap Clothes hanger mild chastisements E.g. shaking by the arm or shoulder split jump Whipping spanking stand up beating
Definition <ul><li>Corporal punishment is forced pain intended to change a person‘s behavior or to punish them which may cause physical and mental injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline is training that corrects, molds or perfects the mental facilities or moral character. </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse means the inproper or excessive use or treatment, mostly physical maltreatment. </li></ul>
About two articles <ul><li>Divide in three groups (3 min.) </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the two articles </li></ul><ul><li>Bring out the main ideas or the core value of the articles </li></ul><ul><li>Please give some reflection about two articles </li></ul>
Discussion Questions: <ul><li>Briefly describe your experiences and feelings of being punished as a child? What are the reasons for being punished corporally? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it make you feel better if parents punish you with clear explanation on why? </li></ul>
Discussion Questions: <ul><li>When you walk on the streets and see a mother striking or slapping her child, will you stop her? </li></ul><ul><li>Corporal punishment in schools has been banned since Jan. 2007. What are the possible advantages and disadvantages of it? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any alternatives to physical discipline? </li></ul>
Discussion Question: <ul><li>Source: Humanistic Education Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Physical beatings or spankings of students declined </li></ul><ul><li>from 51% in 2005 to 27.3% in 2007. </li></ul>Q: Do we need a similar law to regulate domestic disciplines by parents? 52.8% 2007 65.1% 69.4% 70.9% 74.2% 83.4% 2005 2004 2001 2000 1999 Percentage of students who have experienced corporal punishment
Video: talk show <ul><li>1.spanking Your Kids: Discipline or Abuse? </li></ul>
Time for informal debate <ul><li>Choose either side of for or against zero corporal punishment in the classrooms discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Each side contains no more than 6 debaters </li></ul><ul><li>The last debater is in charge of summing up whole group’s arguments and try to make it sound persuasive </li></ul>
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