What would a theoritical background be for: Corporal Punishment: Its academic and psychological effects on students?thanks for your help guys!

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
There is actually a lot of research on corpora punishment. Do a quick Internet search and you will see. There is a website called nospank that gathers research and firsthand accounts. Basically, violence begets violence. Corporal punishment is portrayed as clinical and nonviolent, but it is still inflicting pain. If it's considered cruel and unusual punishment by the Constitution, it should not be practiced on children.
lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My district still uses corporal punishment and we have parent request that we use it. I am not a big fan of using corporal punishment. It seems like the only students it is ever used on come from homes that are abusive or at least negligent. To me they do not learn anything from being paddled at school.