TITLE

Corporal punishment in Tanzania's schools

AUTHOR(S)
Feinstein, Sheryl; Mwahombela, Lucas
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift f;Oct2010, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this survey was to acquire descriptive information regarding corporal punishment in Tanzania's O-level secondary schools. 448 individuals participated in the study: 254 teachers and 194 students, all from government or private secondary schools in the Iringa Region of Tanzania. In addition, 14 students and 14 teachers were interviewed. It was found that corporal punishment was the most common form of punishment in secondary schools. The majority of teachers supported its continued use, but believed in moderation. The majority of students and teachers were unaware of national laws to restrict corporal punishment. There was agreement between students and teachers that corporal punishment was used for major and minor student offences such as misbehaviour and tardiness. Students reported disliking the practice and believed it was ineffective and resulted in emotional, as well as physical, distress.
ACCESSION #
55023783

 

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