This article takes a look at the use of shame and public humiliation as a means to control student behavior. The author cites some examples showing the fallacy in this approach and its failure to maintain the dignity of the students whose behavior is in question.Source:
Nancy Flanagan, Education Week, November 4, 2017Description:
"Humiliation and isolation are commonplace as school punishments, often written into policy in teacher handbooks or accepted as reasonable practice in addressing serious misconduct. Even for conscientious folks who are adamantly opposed to behavior charts and public chastisement, the impulse to embarrass the recalcitrant runs deep in the American edu-psyche. The shaming remark often pops out when teachers are frustrated, at their wits' end – when they are trying to gain control."Read the full article here!