Punishment and Discipline
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Although, ideally speaking, children should come to school eager to be initiated into the mysteries of civilization in fact many of them do not. It was argued in the last chapter that, confronted with this situation, the teacher should act in this situation as becomes a person who is an authority on something rather than have recourse straightaway to bribery, coaxing, or coercion. This sort of atmosphere helps identification with the teacher, who can gradually foster commitment to the values which he is trying to hand on. In so far as he has to rely on additional methods for ensuring the conditions necessary for learning it was argued that there are some, e.g. rituals and requests, which are peculiarly appropriate to the situation, if they are orientated towards the task in hand.