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Promoting effective enforcement of the prohibition against corporal punishment in South African schools

ISBN: 9781920538248 Year: Pages: 59 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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About the publicationThe prohibition against corporal punishment is an integral part of the broader transformation of South African education. The prohibition seeks to replace South Africa’s violent and authoritarian past with an ethos respectful of human dignity and bodily integrity.About the editors:Faranaaz Veriava has a BA LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand and a LLM in human rights and constitutional practice from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.Table of ContentsPREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSEXECUTIVE SUMMARYABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMSIntroduction1.1 The purpose of the report1.2 Methodology1.3 The structure of the reportCorporal punishment in context2.1 A historical overview of corporal punishment in South Africa2.2 Debates on corporal punishment2.3 An ‘official ambivalence’ to the prohibitionThe incidence of corporal punishment3.1 An overview of statistical data3.2 A sample study of corporal punishment complaints3.3 Observations from the corporal punishment casesThe legal and policy framework governing the prohibition against corporal punishment in South Africa4.1 The protection of learners from corporal punishment4.2 The sanction of educators administering corporal punishment4.3 Best practice case studies: Western Cape and GautengCorporal punishment at independent schools5.1 An overview of independent schools in South Africa5.2 The legal framework governing independent schools5.3 Improving mechanisms of enforcement at independent schoolsDeveloping effective ‘legal and educational’ programmes in enforcing the ban against corporal punishment6.1 Shifting attitudes and implementing alternatives to corporal punishment6.2 Improved mechanisms for the enforcement of the corporal punishment ban6.3 Proposed interventionsConclusionLIST OF REFERENCES

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