Awareness Programme on “Corporal Punishment”

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Programme Conducted by
Ms. Vinita Desai

Date: 16th June, 2016

It is now globally recognized that punishment in any form or kind in school comes in the way of the development of the full potential of children. When adults use corporal punishment it teaches their children that hitting is an acceptable means of dealing with conflict. The more children are hit, the more is the anger they report as adults and consequently the more they hit their own children when they are parents, and the more likely they are to approve of hitting.


  • To create awareness about corporal punishment and its ill effects on children
  • To sensitize students on the different forms of corporal punishment adopted in schools across different parts of the country.
  • To share experiences and practices from diverse backgrounds on corporal punishment
  • To suggest ways and means to handle discipline in class
  • To suggest effective strategies on Classroom Management
  • To suggest alternative approaches and improvement strategies to be adopted in schools

An awareness programme on Corporal Punishment across different parts of the country was organized by Asst. Prof. Ms. Vinita Desai on 16th June, 2016.

The session began with bringing the students to a meditative state where in a simple technique of recalling one’s experience in the past (as a school student) on various occasions and forms of punishment was followed. Students were asked to share their experiences in schools and understand different perspectives of punishment and reinforcement today as an adult. The workshop took off with a discussion on the challenges faced by a teacher in the class and the various strategies on classroom dynamics and ways to ensure effective class room management.

Students were then provided with case studies from diverse situations across different parts of India. They were asked to analyze the case, present the case in front of the class, discuss the issues and scenario and provide alternative suggestions to the problems.

Each group as then asked to present their ideas and perspectives and discuss strategies for the same.

Teacher discussed few legal aspects related to Corporal Punishment and highlighted on Right to Education Act (RTE) and on Human Rights for children.