“CORPORAL PUNISHMENT” A NEED FOR CONTEXTUALIZATION: HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ RESPONSE IN MANIPUR

Dr. Manilei Serto

Abstract


Corporal punishment has been a form of punishment in the schools of India and still continues to thrive today in many places inspite of the declarations by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), which was set up in March 2007, the National Policy on Education,1986 (modified 1992), and many other declaration of corporal punishment in India and the world under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the case of Manipur though the various provisions against corporal punishment seems to be effective among the schools, there has been reported incidents of the continued application of punishment by teachers. The study has found out the reason of this continuation through the high school teachers’ responses regarding the prohibition of corporal punishment in Manipur. The paper highlights the need for a contextual analysis to the general understanding of corporal punishment in schools as in regard to Manipur.

Keywords


corporal punishment, child rights, teachers, discipline, Manipur

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