Transforming a School Community Through Restorative Practices: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

  • Holli Vah Seliskar
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1799838390
  • ISBN-13: 9781799838395
  • DDC: 371.19
  • 135 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Restorative practices in schools emphasize a focus on non-punitive strategies to handle student disciplinary issues within schools and can include practices such as peer mediation, conflict resolution, restorative circles enabling a respectful dialogue, reparation of harmful and/or wrongful actions, and a primary emphasis on building relationships between all members of a school community. With a movement away from harsh disciplinary policies including suspensions, expulsions, and zero tolerance policies, restorative practices encourage school community members to work together in a productive and meaningful way without the use of exclusionary discipline practices, which often result in the removal of a student from a school community. Restorative practices emphasize inclusive strategies that aim to restore a school community and provide schools with strategies to improve their school climate overall. Transforming a School Community Through Restorative Practices: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that can provide schools with the tools needed to successfully implement a restorative approach to effect change within a school. Featuring a wide range of topics such as conflict resolution, school safety, and school community, this book is ideal for teachers, counselors, school administrators, principals, academicians, education professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership (AEMAL) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Restorative Justice.
2: Doing With, Not To or For.
3: Building Relationships at School.
4: Student Development.
5: Staff Development.
6: Challenges of Restorative Practices in Schools.
7: Future Implications for Restorative Practices in Schools.
8: Emerging Research and Opportunities: Restorative Practices Beyond Schools.
Related Readings.
About the Author.