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Perspectives on Restorative Practice in a High School: An exploration of Early Implementation

Lentz, Licia (2020) Perspectives on Restorative Practice in a High School: An exploration of Early Implementation. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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School discipline has become an area of concern in our nation due to the rising discipline gap between certain subgroups of students, particularly black and brown boys and students with a low socio-economic status. Terms like the school-to-prison pipeline have inundated educational civil rights activists, the Department of Justice and even the White House with a call action. To fully understand the disparities in school discipline, we have to examine school codes of student conduct, Board policies, disciplinary procedures and the implementation of focused interventions for students. A key element to closing this discipline gap is to arm educators with the tools to communicate and implement behavioral expectations within their schools and classrooms. Forging positive relationships with students and understanding their background and circumstances, will enable more students to remain in the classroom instead of being removed and subject to exclusionary discipline. The longer students are engaged in learning, the more successful they become. This study will examine an early implementation of restorative practices in a small urban high school and its effect on students and staff.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lentz, Licialicia21577@yahoo.comlll320000-0002-6545-5458
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTananis,
Committee MemberHuguley,
Committee MemberMiller,
Date: 2 September 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 7 July 2020
Approval Date: 2 September 2020
Submission Date: 7 August 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 141
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: discipline high school minority students restorative practices school-to-prison pipeline urban education
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 15:16
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 15:16


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