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ERIC Number: EJ1158162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Zero-Tolerance Polices and a Call for More Humane Disciplinary Actions
Vidal-Castro, Arlen M.
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, spec iss 2016
Many students in our school system are being forced out of the classroom due to harsh discipline policies focused on rules rather than the child and the contextualized infraction. These policies punish them by taking away the very thing that could possibly change their lives, their education. The way we deal with behavior issues in the classroom has greatly changed over time and disciplinary actions have become rigid, devaluing the human process of growth and learning. Today, with the rise of violent acts spreading across the United States, the administration feels the need to implement harsh and rigid consequences that decontextualize the human being, rather than seeing the pupil as a whole. Recommendations for a more humane disciplinary code are noted.
Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University. PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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