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ERIC Number: EJ916881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
How Leadership and Discipline Policies Color School-Community Relationships: A Critical Race Theory Analysis
Valles, Brenda; Miller, Daniel M.
Journal of School Public Relations, v31 n4 p319-341 Fall 2010
This conceptual article analyzes zero-tolerance discipline policies and their impact on the exclusion of Black and Brown kids from educational opportunity. We use critical race theory to deconstruct this trend. In this article, we discuss the brief history of zero tolerance and its impact on school discipline practices. We consider how racial priming creates conditions that influence how zero tolerance is disproportionately affecting male students of color and the responsibility of school leaders to combat racial attitudes through engaging in reflexive and equitable practice. We conclude by offering potential directions for research and practice that may help to begin to undo the harmful effects of this institutionalized practice. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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