Positive discipline training for teachers

Update: 6:03PM THE two-day Child Protection and Positive Discipline training for teachers which started earlier this morning in Suva, is designed to help teachers to be able to maintain a positive and effective learning environment where children were respected and successful learners.

These were the sentiments shared by Ministry  for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation�s Child Services Unit assistant director Ela Tukutukulevu while speaking at the event.

Ms Tukutukulevu said positive discipline supported teaching and education and built students� self-confidence and instilled a love of learning.

“The positive discipline approach in teaching is a response to the 2006 world report of violence against children, a global study of violence children carried out by the United Nations (UN),” Ms Tukutukulevu said. 

“The study found that violence is a common experience in the lives of children around the world often based in long held beliefs about how children learn and the lack of awareness of children�s human rights.”

She added one of the objectives of the training would be to help teachers know how to identify and report child abuse neglect cases in schools.

Participants from about 29 schools are attending the training.

The training concludes tomorrow.   

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