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ERIC Number: EJ1110088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
The School-to-Prison Pipeline: From School Punishment to Rehabilitative Inclusion
Mallett, Christopher A.
Preventing School Failure, v60 n4 p296-304 2016
The zero tolerance policy movement across most of this country's school districts significantly limited school personnel's disciplinary alternatives for students who break rules on campus. This has resulted in millions of primary and secondary age students who have experienced suspension, arrests, and for some, expulsion. Within the student population a small number are most at risk for being captured within what has been ubiquitously called the "school-to-prison pipeline," sometimes targeted by authority figures, and prone to recidivism. These school punishments are significant risks, if not direct referrals, for juvenile court involvement. Often the discipline rules set forth by school districts--student codes of conduct--allow no flexibility in discipline alternatives outside of suspensions and expulsions. However, increasing evidence is finding that these discipline codes can be modified to include rehabilitative alternatives--Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), socioemotional learning, professional (teacher) development, and restorative practices--while actually improving the school environments and making schools safer for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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