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ERIC Number: EJ770004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
A Description of Elementary Classroom Discipline Referral Patterns
Tidwell, Amy; Flannery, K. Brigid; Lewis-Palmer, Teri
Preventing School Failure, v48 n1 p18-26 Fall 2003
There remains a focus on how schools provide support to students with behavioral problems who require special education services. Previous researchers and practitioners have used office discipline referrals to identify needs and strengths, and to evaluate the effectiveness of school-wide discipline efforts. This article extends the use of office discipline referrals to examine patterns across several elementary schools from one two different states. Office discipline referrals originating from these elementary school classrooms were evaluated across (a) behaviors; (b) administrative decision; (c) grade level; and (d) month of year. Results suggest that while some variability exists across individual schools, stable patterns for schools and states emerged. Description of office discipline referral patterns and implications for decision-making, establishing effective classroom systems, and future research are presented. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Oregon