Transforming a School Community Through Restorative Practices: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Transforming a School Community Through Restorative Practices: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Holli Vah Seliskar (Purdue University Global, USA)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 135
ISBN13: 9781799838388|ISBN10: 1799838382|EISBN13: 9781799838395|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3838-8

Description

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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletic Organizations
  • Classroom Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Higher Education
  • Restorative Justice
  • Restorative Practices
  • School Community
  • School Reform
  • School Safety
  • Student Development

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Holli Vah Seliskar earned her PhD from Kent State University; her Master of Science from Tiffin University and her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University. At Purdue University Global, Holli serves as the Academic Department Chair for the Graduate Public Safety and Public Administration Programs, and the Undergraduate Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs.