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Corporal Punishment in Schools Discouraged
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:13:38 AM »
Corporal Punishment in Schools Discouraged
Lahore:June 27:A SEMINAR to share findings of a research study “Stopping the Fear, Why Teachers Use Corporal Punishment” was organised by Plan International Pakistan at a local hotel on Wednesday.
A large number of people from all walks of life participated in the event.
Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, provincial minister for population welfare, was the chief guest on the occasion. She said, “We ask Plan to work vigorously in Punjab for bringing about a behavioural change in attitudes pertaining to education. Begum Shahnawaz also stressed the need for improving the school management committees to effectively tackle the issues faced by schoolchildren.
According to her, to improve education standard, society as a whole has to play its effective role. Plan Country Director Rashid Javed said misconceptions and myths regarding the use of corporal punishment must be changed through awareness. He said children must be protected and be allowed to learn without fear so that they could realise their full potential.
Perhaps the most significant finding of the study is evidence that supports the age old adage ‘violence breeds violence.’ That is, most teachers who have experienced violence as children at home or school justify the use of corporal punishment and tend to use it more often. Plan International Pakistan has been working to eliminate corporal punishment which is a violation of children’s rights.
The study recommended a mass research-based campaign to debunk myths regarding corporal punishment that prevailed in the community, and among parents, children, officials and teachers; making changes in curricula, textbooks and assessment systems to support understanding, application and analysis rather than simply relying on rote learning, disseminating good instructional and classroom management practices of teachers and their effects on children through workshops and seminars, including standardised lesson plans and worksheets, promoting cooperative and peer learning and team building skills in children, replication of the federal legislation on corporal punishment in the provinces, setting up a mechanism for monitoring the use of corporal punishment in schools and strict enforcement of the law with regards to corporal punishment and rewarding heads and teachers for good classroom management practices. A question-answer session was also held at the end.The news.
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