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ERIC Number: EJ851884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Shifting Authority: Teachers' Role in the Bureaucratization of School Discipline in Postwar Los Angeles
Kafka, Judith
History of Education Quarterly, v49 n3 p323-346 Aug 2009
Today, scholars, social commentators, and practitioners alike tend to credit the bureaucratization of school discipline to court decisions from the 1960s and 1970s granting students certain civil rights in school. They argue that as the legal recognition of students' rights grew, educators lost the authority to act "in loco parentis," and became beholden to rules and laws created in courtrooms, legislatures, and district offices. This study challenges that claim, using the case of Los Angeles to demonstrate that teachers promoted the bureaucratization of school discipline a full decade before the Supreme Court ruled that students did not "shed their constitutional the schoolhouse gate" and for reasons quite distinct from the protection of students' rights. (Contains 68 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California