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ERIC Number: EJ1170385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
The Impact of Zero Tolerance Policy on Children with Disabilities
Alnaim, Mariam
World Journal of Education, v8 n1 p1-5 2018
The Zero Tolerance policy was intended to eliminate learners who are a danger to a learning institution (Henson, 2012). The development of this policy was to assist schools with better policing approaches of students conducts by employing tough disciplinary action and subsequently provide a safer learning environment. While the Zero Tolerance policy sought to reinforce security measures in schools, the students with emotional or learning disabilities and behavioral disorders were predisposed to expulsions and suspensions (Henson, 2012). The situation is facilitated by the all-encompassing nature of this policy as it fails to accommodate the fact that some of the behaviors demonstrated by students with disabilities are beyond their control. While some of these behaviors are considered to fall under the zero-tolerance policy guidelines, it subjects this group of learners several disciplinary actions that were not initially included in addressing their special needs.
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Language: English
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