ERIC Number: ED458315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Expulsions, Suspensions, and Dropouts: Understanding the Issues. Hot Topics Series.
Gallegos, Arnold, Ed.
This collection of papers examines the causal and contextual issues surrounding the emerging rash of student expulsions, suspensions, and dropouts; discusses legal restrictions that school personnel must consider when establishing and implementing student codes of conduct; and presents promising programs and practices to reduce the number of expulsions, suspensions, and dropouts. Papers include: "School Dropout Rates: Are We Sure They are Going Down?" (Richard Fossey); "Who Drops out and What Happens to Them?" (Stephen Lichtenstein and Jose Blackorby); "What's Happening to Our Children?" (Claudette McDonald Brown and Kathleen A. Birrane); "The Search for Reasonableness: Legal Issues in Student Discipline" (William G. Gordon); "Regulation of Specific Conduct" (Reed B. Day);"Ensuring Success for At-Risk Students at the High School" (Nancy Bell-Ruppert and Margaret J. Smith); "Designing an Effective In-School Suspension Program To Change Student Behavior" (John Sheets); "Class Teaches Students To Cope with Anger" (Linda Lumsden); "A Family Systems Approach to the Problem of Truancy" (Robert L. Sheverbush and Arlene F. Sadowski); "Evaluation of a High School Block Schedule Restructuring Program" (Thomas R. Guskey and Edward Kifer); and "Keeping Guns out of Schools" (Garry W. McGiboney). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Anger, Block Scheduling, Cooperative Learning, Coping, Cultural Differences, Delinquency Prevention, Disabilities, Discipline, Dress Codes, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Expulsion, Family Involvement, High Risk Students, Legal Problems, Mexican Americans, Nontraditional Education, School Safety, School Uniforms, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Suspension, Truancy, Violence, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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IES Cited: ED492093