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Being a Teacher: Reading 12. Spoil the Rod, Spare the Child
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Teachers often confuse authority with power, to use the distinction made at the beginning of Reading 11. Probably the most common means of wielding power (for teachers) has been the use of corporal punishment. The following extract was taken from a two-part article in The Educator's Voice, published by SADTU. Vally briefly analyses some of the reasons for the popularity of corporal punishment among teachers in South Africa. Corporal punishment is of course now illegal in South Africa (as it is in many countries). However, it still has many supporters among teachers and parents. Vally goes on to summarize a number of different research findings that indicate that corporal punishment has few, if any, educational advantages. Even if you feel inclined to question the research, the question remains: should professional teachers advocate a practice upon which so much doubt has been cast?

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Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Vally, Salim
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Days of the Week, Novice Low, English Foundation
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Students will be understanding days of the week and will be utilizing verb cards to decide what they will "do" on a certain day. This activity will allow students to talk about their school/work and can discuss their class schedules.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Madi Goertzen
Gabby Bates
Alexis Araiza
Abby Cain
Claire Werlin
Madison Gallagher
Date Added:
11/29/2018
Medieval Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Spring 2005
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Examines cultural developments within European literature from different societies at different time-periods throughout the Middle Ages (500-1500). Considers--from a variety of political, historical, and anthropological perspectives--the growth of institutions (civic, religious, educational, and economic) which shaped the personal experiences of individuals in ways that remain quite distinct from those of modern Western societies. Texts mostly taught in translation. Topics vary and include: Courtly Literature of the High and Late Middle Ages, Medieval Women Writers, Chaucer and the 14th Century, and the Crusades.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cain, James
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Zero Tolerance: Balancing an Uncertain Expulsion Policy
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The article tests the common understanding of zero tolerance expulsion policies and in doing so balances the manner in which the policy is being implemented with the role of the Federal Courts as the arbitrator of disputes arising out of the use of the policy as a deterrent. The authors identify the important issues, review recent legal challenges and offer analysis of the implications for school administrators.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
James Hager
Robert McCord
T. C. Mattocks
Date Added:
02/27/2007