ERIC Number: ED203507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Legal-Historical Examination of Student Discipline: Alternative Trends in Educational Policy.
Harris, J. John, III; And Others
A brief history of corporal punishment in the public schools, a review of major federal court decisions regarding corporal punishment and due process for students, and an analysis of current trends in disciplinary policy are presented in this report. The conservative trend revealed in school discipline is identified in large part as a response to the misapplication of liberal notions of humane treatment during recent decades. The author urges educators and governmental officials to make every effort to find disciplinary practices that will be constructive and supportive of a student's learning experiences, and argues that investment in research concerning disciplinary alternatives could lead to reduced costs in the long run. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Baker v Owen; Goss v Lopez; Ingraham v Wright
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).