ERIC Number: EJ1086522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
From Reaction to Prevention: Turning the Page on School Discipline
Skiba, Russell J.; Losen, Daniel J.
American Educator, v39 n4 p4-11, 44 Win 2015-2016
In this article, the authors trace the course of school discipline over the past 20 years and examine the status of school discipline reform today. They begin with an examination of zero-tolerance, suspension, and expulsion policies, as well as their assumptions and effects. They discuss alternatives that have been proposed and the guidance that has been offered by the federal government, and examine state changes that may be models for others. Finally, for any new model to be effective, support of teachers and administrators is essential; thus, the authors consider what educators really need if they are to successfully reform school discipline.
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Suspension, Expulsion, State Action, School Districts, School Support, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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