From Parent to Protector: The History of Corporal Punishment in American Public Schools

Garrison, Timothy
April 2007
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues;2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p115
Academic Journal
The article discusses the history of corporal punishment in American public schools. Accordingly, the existence or corporal punishment as part of child discipline procedure in public schools has started during the colonial period which was allowed by school administrators and manifested using teacher's rod. The beginning of 20th Century marks the changes in the methods used by primary schools in child-rearing and disciplinary approach which centers on the welfare of the children.


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