Role and Responsibilities of Head Teacher

         Role and Responsibilities of Head Teacher

                                       As Corporal Punishment





Corporal punishment can be defined as “the intentional infliction of physical pain as a method of changing behavior”. It may include physical hitting, beating, slapping, shaking, using of various objects (rulers, belts, sticks, or any other objects), or painful body postures.

     Effects of Corporal Punishment

Role and Responsibilities of Head Teacher

     Physical punishment creates fear and phobias in student’s mind. Beating shakes the whole body – mind constitution of the student. It is very painful. Following are the physical effects of corporal punishment:
·                             Body trembling or shaking
·                             High blood pressure
·                             Palpitation and pounding heart
·                             Sweating
·                             Nausea or fainting
·                             Numbness or tingling sensations
·                             Feeling dizzy
·                            Hot or cold flashes
·                           Total blockade of mind, ( i. e. going blank)

   The psychological effects on students are:

Students learn violence

·                       Students became extremist
·                       Became stubborn and rebellious
·         Increase in disobedience towards teachers and their kids
·         They might even turn into criminals.


   Ego is hurt

·                         Hatred towards teachers
·                        Unhealthy environment in the class



 Alternatives to Corporal Punishment

Following behavior modifying techniques can be used as alternatives to corporal punishment:
·         Time Out:   Time-out involves isolating the student for a relatively brief period of time. It is not painful and does not hurt. Neither does it humiliate the child.
·         Extinction:  It is to ignore the behavior altogether, hoping that the person will stop behaving that way.
·         Modeling:      Teacher should avoid violence and aggression as an example : the student may try to follow them “Action are often louder than the words”.
·         Rewards: Use of rewards (as love, praise and attention) for appropriate behavior.

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