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ERIC Number: EJ1100038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Effects of an Alternative to Suspension Intervention in a Therapeutic High School
Hernandez-Melis, Claudia; Fenning, Pamela; Lawrence, Elizabeth
Preventing School Failure, v60 n3 p252-258 2016
The purpose of the current study was to assess the effects of an alternative to suspension intervention on students' subsequent major referrals. The intervention included activities designed to teach social coping strategies as well as mediation to resolve interpersonal conflicts. The intervention was implemented in a therapeutic high school, and the sample consisted of 31 students who accrued at least one major referral for physical violence or drug-related offenses. Archival office discipline referral data were collected and analyzed using a posttest-only nonequivalent control group design. The results suggest that, among students with two referrals, the intervention may lengthen the amount of time between referrals, and participation in at least one intervention session may reduce the likelihood of a subsequent referral.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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