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ERIC Number: EJ778546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
Exclusion in Schools in Northern Ireland: The Pupils' Voice
Knipe, Damian; Reynolds, Margaret; Milner, Sharon
Research Papers in Education, v22 n4 p407-424 Dec 2007
The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has been reviewing the procedures for suspending and expelling pupils from school. This article reports the views of a random sample of 114 children (11-16 years) towards the proposed changes. Pupils' thoughts on: dealing with misbehaviour; setting rules; the decision-making process; appropriate exclusion periods; modes of supporting excluded pupils; ways in which behaviour can be improved; and involving parents in decisions are examined. The majority of children agreed with suspending a pupil for violent behaviour and felt that schoolwork should be sent home during the period of suspension. There was no consensus regarding who should be involved in the decision to suspend or expel a pupil, but most participants felt that an expelled pupil should be offered some form of alternative education provision. These and other issues are reported upon, interspersed with quotes made by the children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)