Source: (2014) Dissertation. Degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. California State University, Los Angeles.

The study focused on school discipline and climate while exploring differences in perceptions of students, teachers, and administrators about school discipline in an urban middle school. This study addresses three research questions that guided the study of the current disciplinary practices. The data shows that participants experienced and observed the application of multiple disciplinary practices that resulted in the issuance of student removal from the instructional environment. The use of prevention, intervention, and responses to misbehavior are all analyzed. Recommendations for improvement include the implementation of restorative justice and social skills curriculum. The themes that emerged from this study included: Consequences, Interventions, Funding, Staff-Student Interaction and Conduct, and Inconsistency. (author's abstract)