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Implementing Restorative Practice In Schools

Author : Margaret Thorsborne
ISBN : 9780857007377
Genre : Education
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Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks. Featuring useful pro formas and templates, this book will be an indispensable guide for educators, administrators and school leaders in mainstream and specialist settings.
Category: Education

Getting More Out Of Restorative Practice In Schools

Author : Margaret Thorsborne
ISBN : 9781784506926
Genre : Education
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Restorative practice (RP) has been successfully implemented in schools for decades and is primarily associated with improving behaviour and relationships, by changing the culture of problem solving in the school. However, it has huge untapped potential to support initiatives in other areas, and this book provides examples of how RP can enhance the effectiveness of these other practices. Split into three sections, the book first looks at implementation, readiness and evaluation. It then covers integrating RP with, and linking RP into, other issues relevant to schools such as trauma, poverty, and mindfulness, and finally shows how to work well with parents and families. The book gives proven strategies for measuring success and evaluating effectiveness. Overall, it provides insight into a variety of issues RP can help schools with, and addresses them in practical ways to help schools implement restorative practice to its full potential.
Category: Education

Using Restorative Circles In Schools

Author : Nina Wroldsen
ISBN : 9781784509170
Genre : Education
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Restorative circles are an effective way of implementing restorative justice, through starting a conversation wider than just the victim and the offender. Proven to be an effective way of healing and building relationships, tackling bullying within schools and providing a sense of community, this book gives everything needed for a school to start implementing restorative circles. Accompanied by illustrations, interviews and case studies to show how to start using restorative circles, this practical guide is the perfect introduction for schools looking to improve their methods of conflict resolution.
Category: Education

Restorative Justice In Urban Schools

Author : Anita Wadhwa
ISBN : 9781317434467
Genre : Education
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The school-to-prison pipeline is often the path for marginalized students, particularly black males, who are three times as likely to be suspended as White students. This volume provides an ethnographic portrait of how educators can implement restorative justice to build positive school cultures and address disciplinary problems in a more corrective and less punitive manner. Looking at the school-to-prison pipeline in a historical context, it analyzes current issues facing schools and communities and ways that restorative justice can improve behavior and academic achievement. By practicing a critical restorative justice, educators can reduce the domino effect between suspension and incarceration and foster a more inclusive school climate.
Category: Education

Implementing Restorative Practices A Case Study Of How One Urban High School Approached Alternatives To Punitive Discipline Practices

Author : Kristi Yvonne Cole
ISBN : OCLC:852503065
Genre : Education, Secondary
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Over the past 20 years, a serious trend has developed that disconnects too many students from school due to suspensions. Suspensions continue to widen the achievement gap within the educational system. Consistently, African American males are suspended at a much higher rate than the rest of the student population in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Milwaukee Public Schools Data Warehouse, 2013). The purpose of this study is to determine if restorative practice is a viable alternative to punitive discipline approaches for students. Insights were revealed by gathering lived experiences of the 2011-2012 twelfth grade students and staff at one urban high school that implemented a program of restorative practices with fidelity in order to eliminate excessive suspensions and expulsions. Given the research purpose of studying a model of discipline with possible replication at other sites, the research approach was that of a case study employing methods of document analysis, observation, and individual interviews. Related research questions focused on how leadership implemented the restorative practices model and how necessary conditions for ownership of this model were created. Also, what aspects of the school climate changed as a result of the adoption of the restorative practices model? What is the effect of restorative practices implementation on the suspension rate? Finally, what impact does the restorative practices model have on relationships? The research indicates both students and staff responded positively to the use of restorative practices at this urban high school. Suspensions were limited, the student attendance rate was high and academic success was above average as compared to the district. Relationships between students and staff were strong, as well as the relationships between students. Restorative practices were not only used at the high school, but were extended in many of the students' homes and communities. Moreover, restorative practices were successfully used as an alternative to punitive discipline approaches.
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A Practical Introduction To Restorative Practice In Schools

Author : Bill Hansberry
ISBN : 9781784502324
Genre : Education
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Proven to reduce bad behaviour and exclusions, and encourage happier, safer school environments, restorative justice is an effective approach to conflict resolution. Suitable for education settings from preschool to college, this guide explains what restorative justice is, how it can be used in schools, what it looks like in the classroom and how it can be implemented. Featuring case studies that illuminate the underlying restorative principles and practices, this book covers a wide range of topics from the basics of restorative justice, through to school-wide processes for embedding the approach in policy and practice. Drawing on the expertise of educators and consultants, this is a must-have resource for any school or centre that is serious about reducing bad behaviour and developing safer learning communities.
Category: Education

Restorative Approaches To Conflict In Schools

Author : Edward Sellman
ISBN : 9781134514595
Genre : Education
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Drawing on recent international developments in criminal justice, Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools highlights the long-term ineffectiveness of punitive models of discipline in education contexts and examines an alternative approach, underpinned by the principles of restorative justice. This approach provides an opportunity for adults and young people to engage with a range of processes such as group conferencing and peer mediation, whereby: conflict and harm are confronted and repaired; a future rather than past orientation is developed; relationships are built upon the values and attitudes of respect, inclusion and equality; pupils learn inter-personal and problem solving skills as well as social responsibility; staff develop skills and confidence in working restoratively; the risk of future/repeat problems is minimised; and a positive school ethos is developed. These approaches have proven to be highly effective in criminal justice systems around the world, and are beginning to be applied more widely in educational contexts. This edited volume draws together for the first time contributions from an interdisciplinary field of international experts and practitioners on the subject, and offers both critique and guidance in order that the implementation of restorative approaches in schools may be undertaken thoughtfully and sustainably. This exciting new text will be a key reference book for locating contemporary, international and inter-disciplinary debate in the field.
Category: Education

Educating For Peacebuilding

Author : Catherine Bargen
ISBN : 0973674342
Genre : Conflict management
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Category: Conflict management

The School Leader S Guide To Restorative School Discipline

Author : Luanna H. Meyer
ISBN : 9781412998604
Genre : Education
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TheáSchool Leader′s Guide to RestorativeáSchool Discipline provides a research-based and field-tested model for school discipline that supports and augments the principalÆs primary duty: to support the education of all students, including those who exhibit behavioral challenges. The authors introduce and explain the latest research on educative discipline, provide a comprehensive discipline plan for secondary schools, and outline how this plan should be supported and sustained through teacher support teams. Whether a principal is aiming to develop a school discipline plan from the ground up or augment their existing model, this book will help administrators develop a cohesive and effective discipline program that promotes and facilitates student learning.
Category: Education

Building And Restoring Respectful Relationships In Schools

Author : Richard Hendry
ISBN : 9781136850844
Genre : Education
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Using these restorative approaches, teachers can restore good relationships when there has been conflict or harm, encouraging people to take responsibility for their behaviour and involving all those affected in the outcomes of any intervention.
Category: Education