OPINION STUDY AMONG TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ON THE PRACTICE OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS
Keywords:Corporal Punishment, Types of Corporal Punishment, School Opinion
Corporal punishment is wide spread in schools in spite of Government orders and protests from NGOs against this practice. Corporal punishment, besides inducing physical injuries, causes deep emotional wounds resulting in students attempting suicide. In this paper, the author highlights some of the issues associated with corporal punishment based on the study conducted among school teachers and school students in North Chennai. The research design used in the study is descriptive in nature. In this study, schools were randomly selected for the study. The main objective of the study is to elicit the opinion of teachers and students on the practice of corporal punishment in schools. The findings indicate that corporal punishment is highly prevalent in schools irrespective of the categories of schools. The study concludes with the implication of social work practices in school to handle issues of corporal punishments.
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