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Corporal Punishment: A study about attitudes and opinions to corporal punishment and the connection to children’s rights in South Africa and Sweden
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Religious Studies.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Corporal punishment is a worldwide problem. The purpose withthis thesis is to promote a constructive discussion about the problem andconnect this to children’s rights. This gives the possibility to start adiscussion about suggestions and measures to reduce the problem. Thetheory is that corporal punishment is used as a disciplinary method tochange behavior. Children’s rights is regulated by conventions and nationallaws. The method is to conduct an analysis with interpretations andcommentaries of the research materials from South Africa and Sweden.The conclusion is that those who are positive to corporal punishment thinksit is an efficient working method, and it is about children’s safety. Thosewho are negative have experienced that alternative methods works. Asuggestion is to involve children in the work with children’s rights andeducate them in human and children’s rights with focus on obligations andresponsibility.

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corporal punishment, human rights, children’s rights, convention, disciplinary methods
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-19522OAI: diva2:856377
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24

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