According to the survey conducted in 2009-10 academic year, only nine out of 6,632 students in seven states who were surveyed denied that they received any kind of punishment in schools. NCPCR defines corporal punishment as physical punishment, mental harassment and discrimination of children causing both physical and mental harassment.
The survey was conducted to study the scale and magnitude of corporal punishment in the everyday school experiences of India's children, types of violent punishment prevailing in Indian Schools and analyze by age the prevalence of Different types of punishment among school children.
“99.86% of children reported experiencing one or the other kind of punishment. As many as 81.2% of children were subject to outward rejection by being told that they are not capable of learning”, the study said. The study reveal that getting beaten by a cane, being slapped on the cheeks, being hit on the back and ears and getting boxed are the other four major punishments.
The survey of NCPCR said “These four punishments do not lag behind much in terms of their occurrence. Out of the total, 75% reported that they had been hit by a cane and 69% had been slapped on their cheeks”.
What do you think? Are the methods of punishments followed by teachers good to improve student's studying. Don't you think its a part of crime? What other steps do you think can be undertaken by teachers to improve them?