Survey finds one in five teachers ‘abuses’ students

NO FOOD: The National Sun Yat-sen University survey said that ‘withholding permission to eat lunch” was the most common form of ‘physical abuse’ administered

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 29, 2019
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

At least one in five teachers “physically or emotionally abuses” students two to three times a month, a survey conducted by National Sun Yat-sen University found.

The survey, conducted late last year by associate professor Chen Li-ming (陳利銘), asked 604 teachers from 30 elementary, junior and senior high schools in 10 cities and counties how they had disciplined students in the prior six months.

Almost 72 percent said they had treated students in ways that the survey defined to be physically or emotionally abusive at least during that period.

Of that number, 20.4 percent said they had done so two to three times a month.

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