ERIC Number: EJ1059534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
The Significance of Location: Patterns of School Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices in Public Schools
Shabazian, Ani N.
Journal of School Violence, v14 n3 p273-298 2015
An exploratory analysis is conducted across 3 years on school exclusionary disciplinary practices from all 56 high schools in one district. Using geographical information systems mapping and other statistical analysis, this study analyzes how socioeconomic status, racial composition, and geographical region relate to a school's usage of exclusionary discipline. Results show that opportunity transfer, suspension, and expulsion rates vary within the district with the lowest exclusionary practices in high income areas and highest in low income areas. Findings suggest that suspensions are correlated with opportunity transfers and expulsions. However, there is no linear relation between opportunity transfers and expulsions. Poverty, student race/ethnic composition at school site, and school year are found to be predictors of exclusionary practices. Implications for future research are considered.
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Expulsion, Suspension, Transfer Students, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Composition, School Location, School Districts, Correlation, Poverty, Geographic Information Systems, Statistical Analysis, Urban Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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