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THE HISTORY OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT What is corporal punishment Corporal punishment is the intentional application of physical pain as a method of changing behaviour httpinstaugieedu-alrachuypunishhtml Historically we can see evidence of how thinking such as this was applied to various situations in Britain In the past corporal punishment was seen an acceptable form of discipline not only in the classroom The Royal Navy was infamous for its use of tyrannical and agonising forms of punishment In the late seventeenth century besides many sailors being press-ganged into the navy once on board the usually fearsome Master of Arms was given the powers to discipline his men as he saw fit The methods usually involved some sort of flogging often with a cat o nine tails This was seen as an acceptable and even the only way to discipline men and boys It is hardly surprising that inefficiently trained teachers used this model to control their classrooms See appendix 1 The other armed forces were also famed for their use of violence and punishment as control During the period of the Great British Empire more soldiers were killed or unable to carry on their service in the colonies due to beatings from their own superiors than they suffered at the hands of the warring natives All this historical evidence shows that generally Britain had always relied on corporal punishment as a form of control It had become deep rooted into a majority of society especially the upper classes by the mid seventeenth century This is a brief history to the background of societys experiences with corporal punishment leading up to the nineteenth century To take such a model into schools seems now archaic brutal and cruel It is interesting to see how the thinking of the country changed over a time and how we have now as society as well as the teaching profession generally accepted that corporal punishment is
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