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ERIC Number: EJ1151544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
Restorative Practices from Candy and Punishment to Celebrations and Problem-Solving Circles
Goldys, Patrice H.
Journal of Character Education, v12 n1 p75-80 2016
Norwood Elementary, a Title I science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) school in Baltimore County, MD, recently realized that traditional behavior management programs and processes were not working with their students. Over time, school administrators discovered more successful approaches, and restorative practices became the way to transform the culture and climate to one of enduring peacefulness, persistence, grit, and compassion. This article explores the following questions: (1) Do restorative practices change behavior? (2) Do restorative practices foster a peaceful culture in a school? (3) Cam there be improvement in the area of behavior management using restorative practices? The challenge for this school community was the switch to restorative practices in place of a rewards and punishment system. This article describes this process and provides data these administrators believe prove that this school is on the right track.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
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