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ERIC Number: EJ1366119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
Discipline Disproportionality in Rural Schools in the South
Workman, Julie; Wake, Donna
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v34 p85-107 Oct 2022
This study uses an explanatory sequential mixed-methods approach to examine principals'responses to their schools' disproportionate discipline data in five schools located in the ruralsoutheastern United States. Semi-structured interviews were analyzed for principals' insight intotheir school discipline data. Results indicated that Black students were being disciplined at higherrates than white students in all five schools with principals sharing varied responses in discussingperceptions of causality. Principals attributed disproportionate discipline to a cultural mismatchbetween teachers and students, followed by student trauma and mental health issues.Recommendations are made for principal action and preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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