Manor ISD would like to invite PTA members and the community to join counselors and other members for our next Manor Collaborative Meeting on January 19th, 8:30 – 10am.
We are very excited to have Elizabeth Gershoff present about the effect of corporal punishment on children’s development. This could not be more timely, as her research was featured in a Letter by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Please put this event on your calendars and spread the word to PTA members and other interested community members.
Elizabeth Gershoff is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. For the past 15 years, she has studied the implications of parents’ use of physical punishment for children and the legal and human rights issues surrounding its use. She previously was a research scientist at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University and an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She earned a PhD in Child Development from the University of Texas at Austin.
The majority of American parents spank their children, and physical punishment is still legal and used in Texas schools. Whether spanking is effective or beneficial has been the focus of hundreds of research articles to date. This talk will summarize what has been learned from all of these studies and the implications for parents, teachers, and children.
Let’s fill every seat in the MISD Boardroom for this special presentation.