Foundation urges action on bullying by teachers

‘WHITE TERROR-LIKE’: A teacher has threatened to send students to prison, while another said they were ‘worse than beasts,’ the Humanistic Education Foundation said

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 26, 2019
By: Rachel Lin and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Humanistic Education Foundation yesterday called for awareness of bullying of students by

Members of the Humanistic Education Foundation hold placards at a news conference in Taipei yesterday to raise awareness about teachers bullying students.
Photo: CNA


Teachers at elementary schools are “taking their stress and emotional pressure out on students” by using abusive language and in some cases have set up “secret police” in classrooms to have students report on each other, the foundation told a news conference in Taipei.

It has launched a petition to bring the issue to the attention of lawmakers and the Ministry of Education, the foundation said.

The behavior has created a “White Terror-like” atmosphere in classrooms, it said, urging legislators to amend the Teachers’ Act (教師法) to make it an offense for teachers to use humiliating or otherwise abusive language against students.    [FULL  STORY]

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