ERIC Number: ED559727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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What Further Research Is Needed on Restorative Justice in Schools?
Hurley, Nancy; Guckenburg, Sarah; Persson, Hannah; Fronius, Trevor; Petrosino, Anthony
Restorative justice is a non-punitive approach to resolving conflict that focuses on restoring relationships. This report summarizes recommendations about future research and evaluation needs that would advance the understanding of restorative justice in K-12 schools in the United States. The recommendations were generated from interviews with over 40 nationally recognized leaders in restorative justice, supplemented by a large focus group discussion, and cover: (1) Implementation readiness; (2) Whole-school versus stand-alone models; (3) Implementation and effectiveness; (4) Impacts on racial and ethnic minorities and students with disabilities; (5) Leadership/training; and (6) Data and measurement. Also included in the report is a starter set of research questions that can be considered by foundations, the federal government, and the research community to begin building a strong body of empirical evidence about restorative justice in schools. An appendix contains the names of the individuals who were interviewed for this report.
Descriptors: Research Needs, Evaluation Needs, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Interviews, Focus Groups, Program Implementation, Readiness, Models, Program Effectiveness, Minority Group Students, Outcomes of Treatment, Leadership Training, Data, Measurement, Evidence, Justice, Needs Assessment, Sustainability, Cognitive Restructuring, School Counseling
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Authoring Institution: WestEd