72 Osaka teachers confess to hitting students in questionnaire
The Osaka Board of Education has carried out a survey of 185 public schools to assess the extent of physical discipline being administered by staff.
The questionnaire was distributed to education professionals at each school, and included questions about using physical violence in an attempt to motivate students.
Of the 185 schools involved in the survey, staff at 33 schools admitted to having hit students, TBS reported Saturday. The responses indicated that 72 staff members admitted to having committed a total of 115 acts of violence against students.
The board says it intends to send a similar questionnaire to students from all 185 schools by the end of the month.