Spanking pupils just makes their behaviour worse: study

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Spanking pupils just makes their behaviour worse: study

Pupils show no fear even after a beating, according to a new study of KZN schools where hidings are still the norm

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Despite being outlawed, pipes, board dusters, books, belts, planks and broomsticks are still being used by teachers to instill discipline in schools.

Dr Londeka Ngubane, who graduated last week with a PhD in criminology and forensic studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, unpacked children’s perceptions of corporal punishment in her research.

Corporal punishment was outlawed in SA schools in 1996, although it is still being employed by some teachers...

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