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ERIC Number: EJ737085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
The Need for Equality in Education: An Intersectionality Examination of Labeling and Zero Tolerance Practices
Cassidy, Wanda; Jackson, Margaret
McGill Journal of Education, v40 n3 p445-466 Fall 2005
The authors observe that students in school who exhibit challenging behaviours are given labels such as "severe behaviour," "troubled," or "violent" and that these negative labels have repercussions on students. School administrators also employ zero tolerance policies without addressing the root causes of negative behaviour. Using students' self-reports the authors note the negative effects of labeling and zero tolerance practices on children and schools, and discuss the implications for society as a whole. They conclude with recommendations for changes in policies and practices that more carefully consider the systemic sources of the behaviour, and that align more closely with fundamental educational goals and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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