Corporal Punishment in Nepalese Private Schools: Perception of Teachers

Type Journal Article - Journal of American Academic Research
Title Corporal Punishment in Nepalese Private Schools: Perception of Teachers
Volume 3
Issue 7
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 1-9
This study investigated the perception of teachers on corporal punishment in Nepalese private schools.
The study was conducted in five school of Kathmandu Metropolitan city. The population of the study
comprised private school teachers. Proportionate sampling technique was used to select 100 teachers
from the five private schools representing all subject teachers. Data was collected using a closed- ended
questionnaire, direct interview, observation and focused group discussion. Data collected from
questionnaire was analyzed using percentage and from observation and focus group discussion (FGD) by
using qualitative method. This study is significant to know the attitudes of private school teachers
towards the corporal punishment in Nepal. The study concluded that traditional teaching style and
methods were being practiced in the private schools of Nepal. Students were not motivated for learning.
The environment of learning is not conductive for them. To control children, private school teachers used
hard punishment instead of looking for the means to motivate them for learning. Private school teachers
of Nepal had different understandings about corporal punishment in comparison with international
understanding. Teachers used corporal punishment to keep students quiet and to maintain the discipline.
The culture of non-participatory teaching learning process was also found contributing to the school

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