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(Embracing Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-friendly Environments Specialized Booklet, 1)Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2006, 110 p.ISBN 92-9223-086-7

UNESCO promotes inclusive, learning-friendly schools and classrooms. Students who actively and enjoyably participate in classroom learning have fewer disciplinary problems. For this reason, UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education offers this guide as part of its larger publication on “Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environment” (ILFE Toolkit) as a specialized booklet. The guide focuses on abolishing corporal punishment in schools by using positive discipline as an alternative. It presents positive discipline tools that are concrete alternatives to such punishment practices as caning, spanking, pinching, threatening, pleading, bribing, yelling, commanding, name-calling, forced labour, and other even more humiliating actions. An essential tool for teachers and teacher educators!


  • Overview
  • Understanding Punishment versus Discipline
  • Building Positive Teacher-Stdent Relationships
  • Creating a Positive and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Dearling with Challenging Students
  • Suggested Readings


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Embracing Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environments

Asia and Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL)