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Corporal Punishment

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Thairath newspaper article:

* The father of the 13-year-old student reported at the police station that a 27-year-old female teacher at Bangplama School in Suphanburi Province punished his son by knocking his head. She also ordered 49 classmates to also knock his head.

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If you can find 50 classmates, you yourself can opt out of the head knocking. :o

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In all of the schools where I have worked, farang are warned not to get involved in corporal punishment. The Thais, however, lay into them.

"Steven"

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I don't want to become an English techer in Thailand if I have to do things like that. Are there scool rules to say that I must beat students?  :o

We (farangs) generally can't get away with that type of behaviour (shame). I know one teacher who accidentally (and it was for sure) hit a kid, the parent demanded 10,000 Baht 'compensation' and the parent wasn't even a Thai!

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In all of the schools where I have worked, farang are warned not to get involved in corporal punishment.  The Thais, however, lay into them.

"Steven"

Corporal punishment has been illegal in all schools for a number of years. Teachers who hit kids now can easily be brought up on charges for assault, and it does happen on a very regular basis.... Things are not the way they used to be, in this respect.

The worst example I can think of, or at least the grossest, was a case where a teacher accused a student of lying and made him hold a piece of dogshit in his mouth for the duration of that class..... The teacher was transferred only

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I don't want to become an English techer in Thailand if I have to do things like that. Are there scool rules to say that I must beat students?  :o

Don't be discouraged! Thailand needs teachers, don't worry too much. You don't have to do the beating yourself, classmates will do that for you. You'll get used to it, it isn't that serious as the prison abuse in Iraq here.

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/You know.. .sometimes.. this works.. sadly... :o

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in asian culture teacher have the right to spnak bad student on their bottom, or on the hand

My Thai stepson brought a letter home for me to sign, permitting the teachers to administer corporal punishment, and they do.

A bit later he came home and took off 4 pairs of shorts and 3 pairs of underpants.....

The teacher had given warning of the punishment. The whole class got a few strokes of the cane, boys and girls.

My son went well prepared.

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I had no idea that corporal punishment was illegal, it certainly didn't seem that way in the school I worked in last year. The kids were most scared of one young Thai female teacher who had bound 5 metal rulers at one end and would slap their hands if they got their spellings wrong (no wonder they hated learning English!) It made it difficult for the farang teachers to manage the classes as the students would only react to physical abuse.

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Last year, a Thai teacher hit my student for failing to comprehend an assignment (with a ruler on both hands). She was the sweetest little girl, all of 7 years old, and was shaken up all day. I told her as this was my class, I don't condone corporal punishment, especially when the the students (victims) have learning disabilities. The very next day she hit another student for similar circumstances. I confronted her calmly and told her that the next time she hit my one of my students, I would do the same to her. She never spoke to me again, and never hit one of my students again.

Killed two birds with one stone that day.

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in asian culture teacher have the right to spnak bad student on their bottom, or on the hand

My Thai stepson brought a letter home for me to sign, permitting the teachers to administer corporal punishment, and they do.

A bit later he came home and took off 4 pairs of shorts and 3 pairs of underpants.....

The teacher had given warning of the punishment. The whole class got a few strokes of the cane, boys and girls.

My son went well prepared.

You signed the letter? I sure as h3ll wouldn't give anyone permission to abuse my child, no matter what the cirmcustances are.

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in asian culture teacher have the right to spnak bad student on their bottom, or on the hand

My Thai stepson brought a letter home for me to sign, permitting the teachers to administer corporal punishment, and they do.

A bit later he came home and took off 4 pairs of shorts and 3 pairs of underpants.....

The teacher had given warning of the punishment. The whole class got a few strokes of the cane, boys and girls.

My son went well prepared.

You signed the letter? I sure as h3ll wouldn't give anyone permission to abuse my child, no matter what the cirmcustances are.

Me, neither. My twins got caught doing something naughty at middle school, and the assistant principal (who for many years had been raping young teenagers, on school premises) got out the paddle to hit my daughters. They said, "You can't do that because it's against our Daddy's religion." He phoned me at work and I said, "Yes, sir, you are absolutely forbidden to strike my children for any reason. What are the alternatives?" He said, "3 days suspension." I said, "Fine." One month later they caught him on the rape charges (fortunately, he wasn't raping my girls, and he wasn't beating them, either).

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