oa Article 19 - What is corporal punishment?

Volume 1 Number 2
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Extracted from text ... 8 UNDERSTANING CONCEPTS What is corporal punishment? The following is an extract taken from Corporal Punishment and Bullying: The Rights of Learners, a publication of the Education Rights Project (ERP) of the Wits Education Policy Unit, written by Salim Vally. Physical punishment Physical punishment is a deliberate act that causes pain or physical discomfort in order to punish someone. Corporal or physical punishment can take many forms, including hitting with a hand or an object (such as a cane, belt, whip, shoe or ruler), slapping, kicking, shaking, burning, pinching or pulling hair; forcing someone to stand in an uncomfortable and ..

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