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ERIC Number: EJ935557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Exile Has Its Place: A High School Principal Reflects on School Discipline
Hawkes, T. Elijah
Schools: Studies in Education, v8 n1 p136-142 Spr 2011
Exile has its place. As an age-old human response to conflict, its potential value to the healthy maturation of students and the school community should not be discounted. Exile or ostracism goes by various names in school. Students are told: Move your desk. Leave the classroom and wait in the hall. Go to the office. Go to detention. You're suspended. There are those in progressive education circles who dismiss suspension as a careless traditional response to a situation better addressed by counseling and alternative, restorative justice methods. Others aptly note that the power to suspend is often abused: used to push out students who might challenge teachers, thus furthering systemic neglect and mistreatment. In this essay, the author considers how traditional disciplinary practices, like suspension, can be implemented in a restorative way, so that both individual and collective wellness are rehabilitated through the process. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York