[Undated letter (postmarked Dec. 3, 1998) on stationery of University of North Texas, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, Denton, Texas.]

Mr. Jordan Riak,
Executive Director, PTAVE
P.O. Box 1033
Alamo, CA 94507-7033

Dear Mr. Riak:

You recently sent a letter to Dr. Jean Keller, Dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, to inquire if our candidates for teaching certification receive instruction in the use of corporal punishment. Dr. Keller has asked me to respond.

Yes, our students do receive instruction in the use of corporal punishment. This issue is addressed in at least two courses EDEE 3310 Child Growth and Development and EDEE 3320 Elementary Curriculum.

Course materials used to cover this standard include

The Developing Child by Helen Bee
Teachers and the Law by Fisher
Modern Elementary Education by Sheppard
Foundations of American Education by Webb, Metha, & Jordon
The Law and Public Education by Hamilton
Texas Teachers Guide to School Law by Frank Kemerer
Becoming a Teacher in a Field--Based Setting by Wiseman & Cooner Teaching Today by Armstrong
Kaaren C. Day, Ed.D.
Assistant Chair, TE&A

cc:Dr. Jean Keller, Dean

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