Drilling Into the Data in Mississippi, Georgia & Texas: The Relationship between Corporal Punishment and Race, Student Achievement & Rural Environments

University of Louisiana at Lafayette- Picard Child Learning Center
Twyla Williams-Damond, Jessie Broussard, Kerri Prejean
Presentation Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2016
Event or Conference: 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Student Discipline Conference
Presentation Type: 
Discussion Panel Moderator
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Presentation Location: 
200 E. Devalcourt St.
Lafayette, LA 70592
United States
Classroom management has always been a challenge, and educators continually search for the best way to maintain orderly learning environments and to dispense student discipline in a way that is fair, equitable, effective, and humane. Nationally recognized experts will present the latest research on classroom management and student discipline; and Louisiana speakers will put this issue in a local context. Corporal Punishment: punishment that is inflicted physically upon the body by hitting; form of punishment achieved by inflicting blows to the offender's body; any punishment involving physical force that is designed to cause pain or discomfort. To date, 19 states permit its use in public schools. 31 states have legally banned its practice