Corporal Punishment


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The discussion is designed for reflection on Taiwan current education status.

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  • Interesting that this topic is still debated upon. I thought a big no has been said to C Punishment all over the world. It wd be nice if u wd upload the summary of the debate. ( I'm not a teacher but I think CP is just not on anymore.) tnx 4 sharing.
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Corporal Punishment

  1. 1. Corporal Teachers : Mavis & Anita Punishment :
  2. 2. Pre-discussion brainstorming Who would be the Spanker? Parents or Teachers What kind of behaviors can be seen as corporal punishment ?
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. 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>
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Video: talk show <ul><li>1.spanking Your Kids: Discipline or Abuse? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>