Teachers' perceptions of the abolition of caning in Ghanaian schools
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
This study surveyed teachers' perceptions of corporal punishment and the ban on caning in basic and high school sectors of Ghana's education system. It also investigated whether there were gender differences in teachers' views about the ban on caning in Ghanaian schools. Data were collected using a five point Likert-style questionnaire administered online to a convenience sample of teachers (N=60) in public basic and senior high schools. The convenience sampling technique was used. Responses were coded and analysed using descriptive statistics and an independent samples t-test. The results revealed that most teachers disagreed with the abolition of caning in Ghanaian schools, and there was no statistically significant difference between the views of male and female teachers. Recommendations about corporal punishment are made with reference to in-service professional development, curriculum development for pre-service teachers, and priorities for further research.
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|Author: Douglas Yeboah is currently pursuing PhD in Education at Texila American University and is a part time lecturer at both the Institute of Distance and e-Learning (IDeL) of the University of Education, Winneba; and College of Distance Education (CoDE) of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He holds a Master of Education in Information Technology from the University of Cape Coast; Bachelor of Education from the University of Education, Winneba; and Diploma in Basic Education from Foso College of Education, all in Ghana.|
Please cite as: Yeboah, D. (2020). Teachers' perceptions of the abolition of caning in Ghanaian schools. Issues in Educational Research, 30(1), 379-395. http://www.iier.org.au/iier30/yeboah.pdf