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Should a teacher punish a student in the presence of others in class?

I think teachers should. Those who think students shouldn't be slapped mostly are afraid of their students or children's being hurt or suffering (also the trouble consequently caused). This is why some students can never improve their academic results. Why don't we apply pressure to children? For fear of their sadness? So you think everything satisfying is right? Everyone has to be absolutely clear that being fond of playing is a human nature, because of which studying has to be an action that struggles against human nature. No one is willing to study without being applied pressure. No one has the self-controlling ability until great pressure falls on him or struggles be required for him. The species which don't like playing had existed, and all of them were obsoleted by the natural world. All still-existings like playing. However, the modern society requires species which have strong self-controlling abilities, which has to be formed under GREAT PRESSURE. Severe punishments can apply pressure to students to force them correct themselves. Yes to any severe punishment!

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Well, if a student misbehaved in front of his/her classmates then the appropriate punishment should be administered in the presence of their peers.

I feel strongly that corporal punishment should not form any part of a school's disciplinary procedure.

Most, if not all schools teach against the use of physical violence.

This anti-violence message would lose most of its credibility if the tutorial exponents of such a doctrine knocked seven bells out of you for being mischievous.

Side: Yes.

Those who think students shouldn't be slapped mostly are afraid of their students or children's being hurt or suffering (also the trouble consequently caused). This is why some students can never improve their academic results. Why don't we apply pressure to children?

Because they are children. They are much physically weaker than adults, have not experienced the world yet, and are just beginning to learn. Physically hurting them is defined by a word known as abuse.

Besides the fact that hurting children is abuse, you are also teaching them that the route to getting their own way is through physical violence and/or force. All you really do when you slap a child is pass on your own weaknesses (i.e. inability to control anger etc...) onto the child.

Personally, if it were up to me I'd put you in jail.

Side: No.
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That's what I've forgotten to correct. I copied a sentence what a user said in another page where the topic "Should a teacher hit students" was raised.

The "be slapped" ought to be changed to "be punished".

Side: Yes.

The "be slapped" ought to be changed to "be punished".

OK, fair enough. But you still need to specify what you mean by that. I think there is debate to be had just on whether it is OK to "punish" children, period. I personally believe that this behaviour indoctrinates the child with the idea that power, not morality, is the key factor in relationships. You aren't going to convince the child he/she is wrong by punishing them. You are really just going to teach them that big people are mean when you don't do what they tell you.

Side: No.