Recent comments in response to the blog post entitled ‘Upsets at the Dejong Pema Choling Academy’ have raised an important issue:
Should foreigners try to stop behaviour in one society which would be considered to be abusive in their own society? Should they remain silent, or should they take action? Take corporal punishment on the Indian sub-continent, for example. Should a western volunteer intervene? It is commonplace there, and considered an essential tool in maintaining discipline in many schools, as indeed it was in our own societies until a couple of decades ago.
I would be interested in your views.
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