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Corporal Punishment in Schools Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide information about the debate surrounding corporal punishment in schools. Learn the pros and cons of the debate. Explore how corporal punishment is viewed from a U.S. perspective and how it is viewed from a Korean perspective. Learn about the history of corporal punishment in schools and see how it affects attitudes. Includes links to newspaper articles and videos.

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Learn more about the topic, including information on the history of corporal punishment, administration of punishment, types, ritual, in law, and criticisms. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Follow the pros and cons in the debate on corporal punishment as set forth by the International Debate Education Association. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
This e-article explores the corporal punishment debate and gives advice to parents about how to get involved in the debate in their children's schools. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
Learn more about the Center for Effective Discipline (CED), a non-profit organization which provides educational information on the effects of corporal punishment, in addition to providing alternatives to its use.
Read this report about the effects corporal punishment has on academic success that was presented at the hearing before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on April 15, 2010. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
Research the history of corporal punishment in the United States. Sections includes statistics, modus operandi, where and by whom, who gets paddled, rules and regulations, a matter of choice, results, private schools and history. In addition, find links to newspaper articles covering the topic spanning from 1977 - 2007, additional documents including legal analysis of court cases, reports, extracts from legislation, and sample school regulations, links to video clips of corporal punishment, and external links referencing court cases,etc.
Learn in which states corporal punishment is legal and where it has been outlawed. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
This report published by the American Civil Liberties Union looks at the problem of corporal punishment in relation to students with disabilities. Sections of the article include: recommendations, methodology, corporal punishment in US public schools, corporal punishment by the numbers, behaviors leading to beatings, impact of corporal punishment, parents' inability to protect children, best practices: effective discipline for students with disabilities, and international human rights law protecting students with disabilities.
This 125 page report published by the ACLU in conjunction with Human Rights Watch looks at the incidences of corporal punishment in schools. Sections of this report include a summary of key recommendations, methodology, corporal punishment in US public schools, offenses leading to corporal punishment, prevalence of of corporal punishment in US public schools, impact of corporal punishment, best practices in school discipline, the use of corporal punishment against specific groups, regulating discipline in schools, seeking redress for corporal punishment, and banning corporal punishment.
This video chronicles the recent debate in South Korea surrounding the use of corporal punishment in the classroom. (Total Running Time: 14:58)
Look at the state of corporal punishment in South Korea, links to newspaper articles and video clips included.
Read first person perspectives on corporal punishment in South Korean schools from South Koreans themselves. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
Blog includes video footage of corporal punishment in Korean schools. NOTE: This site leads to website with discussion boards. (Forums, message boards, etc.)
Get a cultural perspective on how Koreans view corporal punishment and human rights education in their schools. This article explores ideas such as the causes for the lack of social recognition of human rights, education in schools, issues inherent in human rights education, categories of human rights issues in the schools, the social context of human rights education, and the future of human rights education in Korean schools.
This site includes five articles related to corporal punishment in South Korean schools.
Explore this human rights treaty ratified by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and see what their official position is on the rights of the child.
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