Schools are moving away from zero tolerance and other policies that rely on suspensions to deal with student discipline. These policies are not particularly effective in maintaining order and they carry with them a number of negative consequences.

Restorative disciplinary processes are taking their place. The following articles discuss this development at all educational levels. 

Defending restorative discipline

by Jeremy Simons When I started working at Cole Middle School in inner city Denver in 2003, it was ranked dead last in the entire state of Colorado, with proficiency scores on standardized testing (CSAP) in the single digits. It would later be ... Read More

Spotlight on Restorative Discipline in School Communities

Source: (2000) Kaleidoscope of Justice: Highlighting Restorative Juvenile Justice. 1(4): 2. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, Florida Atlantic University. Downloaded 21 January 2005.Can crime in schools be handled thro... Read More

Book Review: Changing paradigms: punishment and restorative discipline.

Source: (2008) Restorative Justice Online. July 2008 Edition.This book, reviewed by Martin Wright, explores traditional justifications for punishment in criminal justice, the family and education. He argues that restorative justice offers signific... Read More

Creating a Restorative Discipline System: Restorative Justice in Schools

Source: (2004) The Fourth R: Newsletter of the Education Section (Association for Conflict Resolution). Winter: 9-12. Downloaded 31 March 2005.Schools, it seems, take their on how to deal with misbehavior from the criminal justice system. The basi... Read More

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