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ERIC Number: EJ1119227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
After Sticks, Stones, and Hurtful Words
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Smith, Dominique
Educational Leadership, v74 n3 p54-58 Nov 2016
Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled in the past four decades. As a result, more students than ever--particularly black, Latino, American Indian, and those with disabilities--are being excluded from classroom instruction. These discipline practices rarely allow students to repair the harm they've done as a result of their transgressions or for victims to learn to advocate for themselves. As a result, the authors have implemented restorative practices at their middle and high school in San Diego. They offer four principles in how to use restorative practices in lieu of suspension and expulsion: Make sure you have relationships to restore in the first place; use impromptu conversations to maintain relationships and invite student voice; when harm is done, repair it using restorative conferences; and develop re-entry plans for when students return to class after misbehavior. The authors argue that following these principles will result in more equitable school discipline practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)
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