NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED540121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-27
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
Research on School Suspension
Iselin, Anne-Marie
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), Paper prepared for the North Carolina Family Impact Seminar (Raleigh, NC, Apr 27, 2010)
Schools across the nation report increases in the use of punitive disciplinary methods (e.g., suspension). The need for these disciplinary practices to address serious student misconduct is undisputed. What research has questioned is why some students seem to be suspended more often than others, what effects suspension has on students, and whether or when alternatives to suspension might be more effective practices than suspension itself. This research brief summarizes the most recent research findings on suspension and alternatives to suspension. It covers the basic scientific evidence on student and school characteristics related to the use of suspension, the effects of suspension on students, and the effectiveness of alternatives to suspension.
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University. 257 Sanford Institute of Public Policy, P.O. Box 90264, Durham, NC 27708-0264. Tel: 919-613-7319; Fax: 919-681-1533; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy