ERIC Number: ED187002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
In-School Alternatives to Suspensions: An Exploratory Analysis of Four Sites.
Garibaldi, Antoine; And Others
This report describes the methodology and summarizes the findings from field research conducted in four school districts during 1978-79 on inschool alternatives to suspension programs. Data were collected on program history, philosophy, structure, operational characteristics, student characteristics, and program impact. Methods used included open-ended interviews with program staff, administrators, parents, and teachers; direct observation; and a review of student record data for the 1977-78 school year. Findings indicated that no one successful or generic model for an inschool suspension program exists and that districts with such programs will continue to suspend students out of school. Also, no clear or consistent pattern of association exists between membership in a program and race, sex, grade level, or conduct marks. Recommended for further study are the processes for increasing the meaningful involvement of parents in school discipline and suspension, and the processes for assisting teachers to deal more creatively with discipline-related problems. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: J W K International Corp., Annandale, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Table 2 may be illegible.