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ERIC Number: EJ771340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
"The Worst School I've Ever Been To:" Empirical Evaluations of a Restorative School and Treatment Milieu
Mirsky, Laura; Wachtel, Ted
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n2 p13-16 Sum 2007
While anecdotal reports have strongly supported restorative practices, there is a need to expand the evidence base through empirical studies of the efficacy of these interventions. This article highlights such emerging findings reported by Paul McCold of the Institute for Restorative Practices in collaboration with researchers from Temple University. Restorative alternative schools serving students at risk with backgrounds of conflict actually had safer climates than regular public schools. On pre-test and post-test measures, students made gains in pro-social values and self esteem. There was also a significant reduction in re-offending. (Contains 4 figures and 3 footnotes.)
Crisis Prevention Institute. Circulation Department, 3315 North 124th Street Suite H, Brookfield, WI 53005. Tel: 800-285-7910; Fax: 262-783-2360; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania