Positive Discipline in Schools

The National Education Policy Act (1996) says, “No person shall administer corporal punishment or subject a student to psychological or physical abuse at any educational institution”.

Despite it now being unlawful to meter out corporal punishment, it has proven difficult for some educators to reconcile with this as they feel they no longer have a way of punishing errant learners. However, discipline and punishment are very different concepts and for educators who are progressive in their outlook, there are many alternatives to corporal punishment in the classroom.

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