ERIC Number: ED308595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Suspension, Alternatives to Suspension and Other Approaches to Discipline. #189.
Oppenheimer, Jo; Ziegler, Suzanne
Suspension rates in Ontario schools are high compared to British figures, low compared to American ones. The first of two sections presents an overview of the current status of school suspensions, including legal considerations, statistics regarding the number of students affected by suspension, characteristics of students who are suspended and the effects of suspension. The second section describes other approaches to student discipline that include inschool withdrawal and suspension programs, alternative interventions to suspension, and preventive approaches. The report indicates that suspensions and withdrawals do not occur in all Toronto Board of Education Schools (TBES), nor do they occur to the same degree in those schools where they are used. Furthermore, suspensions and withdrawals are disproportionately distributed according to gender, age, and grade; they are most frequent among 14 year-old male pupils in grade 9. Recommendations for suspension prevention, strategies of improved discipline, a population chart by grade for TBES, and 73 references are appended. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)