- 天理大学学報 (ISSN:03874311)
- vol.68, no.3, pp.61-74, 2017-02-26 (Released:2017-03-09)
High school baseball has given us many dreams and inspirations in our country. However, it also holds many problems, and one is the issue of corporal punishment. The purpose of this research is to make comparisons with religious culture, which enforces corporal punishment and acceptance. An interview was held with 12 high school baseball related-persons with experience. 5 cultural elements were found as a result of the interview. They are the unsociable environment, the absolute pecking order, rational interpretation, the pursuit of victory and compromise and recognizing anew of the corporal punishment and the group mentality. These 5 elements are also functioning as a cultural device. In this composition, I would like to link these elements to a discovery of an educational way to eradicate the use of the cane.