Fifth, psychological punishment which is the other type of punishment is not covered in many literatures. Sixth, Awareness of students, teachers and parents on human rights and convention on the right of children's requires further research. 7. Conclusion Corporal punishment is a serious problem in schools of both developing and developed countries of the world. School teachers and administrators have been applying it, presuming for shaping students ’ behavior and creating suitable teaching- learning environment. It contradicts with the fundamental human rights of children's and thus, it is the serious violation of human rights. Understanding the negative impact of corporal punishment, international bodies like UN established a convention that safeguards the right of children within their state, community, school and family. Consequently; the convention on the right of the child becomes the most ratified and domesticated convention in history. When this happens, we can expect that it cannot be faced a significant challenge to its implementation. Though many of research findings indicates that corporal punishment is too severe in countries who are not part of the convention and member countries IJOART
International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, Volume 6, Issue 5, May-2017 ISSN 2278-7763 85 IJOART Copyright © 2017 SciResPub. who did not include in their educational system, the problem going on even in countries who adopted it in their school system. Even though the major goal of school discipline is to make students ethically and morally bounded, to stop inappropriate and unacceptable behavior and to improve students’ academic performance, corporal punishment is associated with unattractive consequence in many studies. It damages the psychological, moral, physical and emotional development of a child. Children's that are victims of frequent corporal punishment can also feel hopeless, low self-confidence and anxiety. They can also develop hate in schooling and stop to go school, because they know what they can face if they go to school. Their level of understanding and problem solving skill is very low and that is the way they develop an aggressive and deviant behavior. Thus, scaling up the principles and values of the human rights is essential to address the problem of corporal punishment in the school environment. REFERENCE Agbenyega, J. S. (2006). Corporal punishment in the schools of Ghana: Does inclusive education suffer?. The Australian Educational Researcher , 33 (3), 107-122. Ame, R. K., Agbényiga, D. L., & Apt, N. A. (2011). Children's rights in Ghana: reality or rhetoric? . Lexington Books. Arcus, D. (2002). School shooting fatalities and school corporal punishment: A look at the states. Aggressive behavior , 28 (3), 173-183. Committee on the Rights of the Child. (2011). General comment No. 13 (2011).The right of the Child to Freedom from all Forms of Violence IJOART
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