A Survey of Attitudes toward Corporal Punishment in Pennsylvania Schools
|1.||What kinds of corporal punishment are used in Pennsylvania schools?|
|2.||What variations of corporal punishment regulations are common in Pennsylvania schools?|
|3.||What are the positive and negative effects of corporal punishment from the viewpoint of parents, students, and school personnel (teachers, administrators, school board)?|
|4.||What, if any, types of corporal punishment result in desired changes in student behaviors?|
The study should consider these questions in terms of: school policies, court cases, due process, and basis for hearings.
Spare the rod, spoil the child? This question seems to be the essence of a long-running debate on the subject of corporal punishment. Hapkiewicz
This is a shortened version of a report entitled Corporal Punishment in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State Department of Education, 1975.