ERIC Number: EJ886500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The Achievement Gap and the Discipline Gap: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Gregory, Anne; Skiba, Russell J.; Noguera, Pedro A.
Educational Researcher, v39 n1 p59-68 2010
The gap in achievement across racial and ethnic groups has been a focus of education research for decades, but the disproportionate suspension and expulsion of Black, Latino, and American Indian students has received less attention. This article synthesizes research on racial and ethnic patterns in school sanctions and considers how disproportionate discipline might contribute to lagging achievement among students of color. It further examines the evidence for student, school, and community contributors to the racial and ethnic patterns in school sanctions, and it offers promising directions for gap-reducing discipline policies and practices. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Discipline, Sanctions, School Culture, American Indians, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, Expulsion, Suspension, African American Students, White Students, Juvenile Justice, Disproportionate Representation, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Low Achievement, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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IES Cited: ED545227; ED544770