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ERIC Number: EJ979033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
A Case of High School Hazing: Applying Restorative Justice to Promote Organizational Learning
DeWitt, Douglas M.; DeWitt, Lori J.
NASSP Bulletin, v96 n3 p228-242 Sep 2012
While collegiate fraternity and sorority hazing are well documented problems that receive prominent attention, hazing at the high school level is also a serious issue. Across the nation, media headlines offer a continual reminder that high school hazing is not a phenomenon of the past. As high school principals seek ways to discourage and eliminate incidents of high school hazing, it may be useful to examine a model that was implemented after a nationally covered, major hazing incident that occurred at a large Upper Midwestern high school. The case study analyzes the incident at the time and a follow-up study of the school several years later. A restorative justice program was designed and successfully implemented to address both the hazing incident and a school and community culture of acceptance and encouragement. A follow-up study conducted 7 years after the original incident suggested that the behaviors and the culture had changed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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