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Corporal punishment

Join our online debate on corporal punishment

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 11:59 February 11, 2013

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Focus:

  • Corporal punishment is necessary for keeping unruly children in check so that learning is possible for a majority of children.
  • Discipline is necessary and more important that enjoyment in a classroom.
  • It is an excuse for lazy educators to not engage trouble students.
  • Corporal punishment causes long-term psychological damage in children, which far outweighs the benefits.