Corporal Punishments in Schools

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CorporalPunishments in Schools

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Corporalpunishmentsremaina legalformof disciplining studentsfortheir wrongbehaviorsin nineteen statesin theUS. Thepunishmentinvolvesspanking, whipping,paddling, slapping,strikingoranyphysicalactsthat causediscomfortsamong students.There-introduction of corporal punishmentsin 1977 grantsimmunityto teachers,theschoolandtheschooladministratorsagainst civilorcriminalliabilitiesthat may ariseafter corporal punishments.Thecasehas witnesseddifferentviewpoints,with supportersandcriticspassionatelysupportingtheir views(Gershoff,Purtell &amp Holas, 2015). Thispaperexemplifiesmy differentperspectivesbeforeandafter I wentcorporal punishmentin my junioryears.

Priorto thecorporal punishment,I wasof theviewthatcorporal punishmentwasa betterformof punishmentcomparedto expulsions.Corporal punishmentsallowedstudentsto continuewith their studiesafter thepunishment,unlike in theout-of-school punishments,which removedstudentsout of thelearningprocess.I wasof theopinionthatcorporal punishmentsavedmuchstafftimethat would otherwisebedevotedto supervisingin-school suspensionsanddetentionclasses(Gershoff,Purtell &amp Holas, 2015). I felt thatcorporal punishmentreducedtime,resourcesandbureaucracyusedin managingalternative formsof punishments.I viewedthisas a betterpunitivemethodsince itsavedtime,andseemedeffectivein controllingdeviantbehaviorswithin thelearningprocess(Gershoff,Purtell &amp Holas, 2015). However,thisperceptionchangedafter Iwaswhippedby theteacherin frontof otherstudents.

Afterthewhipping,I discoveredthatcorporal punishmentcausespublichumiliationto students,henceshould beoutlawed.Additionally, corporal punishmentinflictsfearto studentsmakingthem afraidof their teachers.Thisaffectstheteacher-student relationship,oftentranslatingto reducedperformance(Gershoff,Purtell &amp Holas, 2015). Additionally, itcreatesa negativeperceptionof school,makingstudentshatethelearningprocess.Corporal Punishments leadto rebellionsamong students,portrayedthrough theincreasedstrikesin schools.Corporal punishmentleadsto physicalandpsychologicaltorture,leadingto depressions,increasedschooldropouts,poorattentionandlowself-esteemamong students(Gershoff,Purtell &amp Holas, 2015). Assuch,corporal punishmentsshould be abolished,owingto their negativeimpactson thelearningprocess.

Reference

Gershoff,E. T., Purtell, K. M., &amp Holas, I. (2015). CorporalPunishment in U.S. Public Schools: Legal Precedents, CurrentPractices, and Future Policy.

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