A Cross Study on Banning of Corporal Punishments in Middle Secondary School of Sarpang District, Bhutan: The Benefits and ChallengesJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2021-09-05
Authors : Sonam Wangchuk; Sherab Dorji;
Page : 1649-1656
Keywords : corporal punishment; disciplinary; Bhutan;
Purpose: This study is an attempt to find the benefits and challenges of banning corporal punishments at Middle Secondary Schools under Sarpang District. The study explored the benefits and challenges of banning corporal punishments in selected Middle Secondary schools of Sarpang District. Methodology: To get reliable data to validate finding the researcher employed mixed method approach. A total of fifty four students took part as respondents to survey questionnaire. For interview seven male and five female consisting of parents and teachers with school administrators participated. Result: The significant findings of this study comprise: The interactions and discussions in the class amongst the teachers and students improved after banning of corporal punishments. The students, teachers and parents support the initiative of Ministry of Education of banning corporal punishments. The students gained confidence to approach teachers that improved their learning. The students felt welcomed, safe and happy in schools after banning of corporal punishment. Limitation: To cover up the maximum population of the country more school and teachers need to be covered but due to time constant researcher covered 54 students and 7 parents and teachers were covered. Contribution: The key contribution is to initiate professional development programs to all teachers on the topic counseling and positive disciplining techniques by the Ministry of Education with support from schools and districts administration. The full time counselor is felt necessary irrespective of levels of the schools to curb disciplinary issues in schools through efficient guidance and counseling.
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