A Testament to the Strength of the Métis
Good or Bad?
Nuns and others in positions of power in residential schools meted out harsh discipline and rare instances of positive affirmation. Harsh physical punishment was the norm.
The gift of a single hair barrette for a year of good behavior is an example of a rare kind gesture.
What beliefs underlie a highly punitive approach to education?
If you were raised in an institution and unable to depend on others to meet more than your basic needs, how might this impact on your ability to trust others?
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Negative effects of Physical Punishment: Physical punishment – CHEO