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ERIC Number: EJ894465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Patterns of Exclusionary Discipline by School Typology, Ethnicity, and Their Interaction
Noltemeyer, Amity; Mcloughlin, Caven S.
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v7 n1 p27-40 Sum 2010
Although exclusionary discipline has been linked to a variety of negative student outcomes, it continues to be utilized by schools. This study investigates two critical variables as they relate to exclusionary discipline: School typology (i.e., urban, rural, suburban) and student ethnicity. Using data from 326 Ohio school districts, a MANCOVA followed by univariate ANCOVAS was used to examine the main effects of ethnicity and school typology on exclusionary discipline rates as well as their interactive effects. Results indicate that when controlling for student poverty level: (a) African American students are disproportionally represented as recipients of exclusionary discipline; (b) major urban very-high-poverty schools utilize these practices most frequently; and (c) disciplinary disproportionality was most evident in major urban districts with very-high-poverty and was least evident in rural districts with a small student population and low poverty. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio