oa Article 19 - Justifying corporal punishment : common arguments

Volume 2 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... 7 COMMON ARGUMENTS ""Justifying"" corporal punishment As part of our ongoing series, we again feature an example of arguments used to justify the use of corporal punishment of children. The example is taken from Corporal Punishment and Bullying: The Rights of Learners, a publication by the Education Rights Project of the Wits Education Policy Unit, written by Salim Vally. ""There is a big difference between a cruel beating and corporal punishment used in a controlled way by a parent or principal. This is not dangerous, causes little pain and cannot be called abuse. It is a way of instilling respect."" ..

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