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ERIC Number: EJ1165840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
Teen Court-School Partnerships: Reducing Disproportionality in School Discipline
Stalker, Katie Cotter
Children & Schools, v40 n1 p17-24 Jan 2018
Reducing disproportionality in school discipline is a grand challenge for school social work. Although the causes of disproportionality in exclusionary school discipline are interrelated and complex, one solution is to introduce alternatives to suspensions and expulsions that discipline students while keeping them engaged in school. The teen court model represents one such alternative. The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual framework for understanding the role of the teen court model in providing an alternative to traditional discipline measures. Specifically, the ROARS framework provides a guide for distinguishing among the different types of teen court programs (that is, diversion teen court programs, disciplinary teen court programs, and hybrid teen court programs) and thereby illuminates the utility of the teen court model as a school discipline alternative. The roles of school social workers in teen court-school partnerships are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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