Is it appropriate to administer corporal punishment in schools?

Students in Class
Students in Class

The concept of corporal punishment Corporal punishment is meant to correct or control the child’s behaviour by making a child to experience pain, without injury, through the use of physical force (Donnelly & Straus, 2013). The need to correct or control children’s behaviour stems from the fact that each country, community, or educational institution has its own set of behaviours that are acceptable or normal. Acceptable behaviour in students is important in running any learning institution effectively. Some of the effects deviant students can bring to a learning institution include; poor academic grades, feelings of insecurity among other students and teachers and vandalism.

Different views regarding corporal punishment  

The use of corporal punishment on children has long standing history world-wide. While some people still believe in the literal ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’ principle, others clearly stand against this type of punishment. Okoth (2014) reported that in Kenya students’ deviant behaviour became prevalent after corporal punishment was banned from schools in that country.

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