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Students’ Perspective on Corporal Punishment: A Case Study of High Schools Students in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Mudasir Khan, Amir Zada Asad, Shakeel Ahmed & Imran Ahmed Sajid

Abstract
Corporal punishment has been a part of the education culture not only in Pakistan but the
entire Indo-Pak subcontinent for centuries. There have been two conflicting arguments of
teachers and educationists and the liberals who oppose the practice. This empirical study was
conducted to know the students perspective as a stakeholders. Majority of the Students of
highs schools did not support the practice as it badly affects the students’ performance. The
results revealed that corporal punishment fails to motivate students for studies. However,
when administered after a mistake, corporal punishment also makes some students realize
their mistakes. It creates hate amongst students against the teachers who use such violent
methods of disciplining.

Keywords: Corporal Punishment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Motivation, Feelings, Teacher, Attitude.