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Title Slide

Welcome to the spoken tutorial on Perceptions on Corporal Punishment.
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Learning Objectives

In this tutorial we will discuss about,
  • Some common classroom incidents
  • Teacher’s perspective on corporal punishment
  • Suggestions for child friendly schools
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Vivek beats a child while is teacher taking the class.

Here is a classroom in a school.

Vivek is a naughty boy in the class.

He disturbs other students while the teacher is teaching in the class.

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Teacher is slapping Vivek.

The teacher slapped him and asked him to show his classwork.
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Vivek is showing his notebook.

His classwork was incomplete.

The teacher then insisted on meeting Vivek's parents.

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Vivek’s father is talking with Mini teacher.

Next day Vivek’s father meets Mini teacher in the school.

Vivek’s father complains that his son was punished.

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Mini Teacher talking to the parent.

Mini teacher says,

"I only slapped him once, that too not hard. How can that be Corporal Punishment?"

"Vivek does not pay attention in the class".

"In the last term exam, he got very poor marks in all the subjects".

"He disturbs other students too. All teachers complain about him".

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Vivek’s father talking to Mini teacher.

Parent says,

"He does not understand anything in the class."

" He complains that teachers slap and tease him for not completing the homework".

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Mini teacher says to the parent

"We have to manage many students in a class."

"We are liable to complete syllabus on time".

"Betterment of the child is the only intention of every teacher".

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Vivek’s father talking.

"He may be inattentive due to the boring teaching methods."

"We are unable to help him complete his homework".

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Mini teacher says to the parent.

"We provide extra coaching for poor performers after school hours."

"Still, they are unable to improve themselves. What should we do?"

"Basic discipline should start at home".

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Conversation between Parent and Mini teacher.

"It is true. We as parents are responsible for our child’s behaviour and discipline".

"Teachers should also treat them with care, love and respect".

"Each child wants special care and attention in the class".

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Mini Teacher is talking to parents.

"We will try our best to improve the standard of our students".
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Conversation between teachers in the staff room.

In the staff room, Mini teacher and Sharma teacher are having the conversation.
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Three teachers are discussing in the staff room.

Mini teacher says,

"Today Vivek’s father came to meet me".

"I told him about his naughty behaviour and low academic performance".

"But he is not ready to admit his child's mistakes".

"He is complaining about teachers and their teaching methods".

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Discussion between teachers.

(Sharma sir and Mini teacher)

Sharma teacher says,

" I used to scold him but he remains the same".

"Similarly another student Sushil also disturbs other students in the classroom".

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Discussion between teachers.

( Depressed teachers)

Rema teacher says,

"No use of scolding and beating them. I am fed up with my job".

"Last week principal called me".

"He got angry with me due to the poor performance of the students in my subject".

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Discussion between teachers.

Raji teacher says,

"I have started extra classes for slow learners after regular school hours".

"I reach home late. We too, have families and problems".

"No one understands our situation. Neither students, nor parents, nor the management".

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Teachers are sitting in the staff room.

From the above conversation, we learn that teachers too, work under difficult conditions.
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Perspectives from Teachers

Let us understand teacher’s perspective on Corporal Punishment.
  • Large teacher to student ratio, makes managing a class difficult.
  • Some students may push a teacher beyond limits.
  • Completion of the syllabus on time.

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Perspectives from Teachers

  • Corporal punishment guidelines discourage interaction with students.
  • Pressure from management for good results.
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Teachers are attending staff meeting in the staffroom.

Here, the principal is having a meeting with all the teachers.
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Staff representative Arun sir speaks in the staff meeting.

Staff representative Mr.Arun says,

"There is a need to appoint a Counsellor in our school."

Counsellor would be the apt person to analyze each child individually".

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Mini teacher says in the staff meeting.

Mini teacher says,

"We should have a parent-teacher meeting once a month."

"We can discuss the child's problems and solutions to rectify it".

All the teachers agreed to both the suggestions.
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Principal Says to teachers,

The principal says, "I am happy with your suggestions."

"I request you to take necessary steps to maintain child friendly environment."

"We will work together to make our school child friendly".

Showing the link and open it in a web browser

Here is the link for UNICEF manual on how to achieve child-friendly schools.

I will open this link in a web browser.

Cursor on the document. Details on how to create child friendly environment in school is given in this document.

The content of this manual is divided into several chapters. These are arranged under different headings.

Show and point the features of child friendly school

given in the 37th page of the document.

Brightly painted rooms, clean floors and colorful display on walls.

Child-appropriate furniture arranged flexibly.

Adequate ventilation, water and sanitation facilities.

Activity centers or learning corners around the classroom.

Provision of recreation kits and nutritious school meals.

Show page number: 45. The document also puts emphasis on the concept of ‘Putting children first’.

Some important points to note in this section-

Learning is central to education and, in line with the child-centered principle.

It should be an interactive process in which children are active participants.

This is at the heart of the classroom process in child-friendly school models.

It is critical for teachers to be well trained in this pedagogy.

Scroll down the page. Scroll down to read all the sections of this document.

Download this document by clicking on the download icon on the top-right corner.

This brings us to the end of the tutorial.

Let us summarize.

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In this tutorial, we have discussed about,
  • Some common classroom incidents
  • Teacher’s perspective on corporal punishment.
  • Suggestions for child friendly schools.
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The Spoken tutorial Project is funded by NMEICT, MHRD Government of India.

This tutorial is contributed by Snehalatha Kaliyappan, Viji Nair and Saurabh Gadgil from IIT Bombay.

This tutorial is reviewed by Dr.Bindulaksmi Patadath, from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Thank you.

Contributors and Content Editors

Madhurig, Nancyvarkey, Vijinair