Source: (2003) Paper presented to the AARE/NZARE Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Downloaded 21 February 2005.
A team at Waikato completed two projects on restorative conferencing in schools for the
Ministry of Education, under the rubric of the Suspension Reduction Initiative. The
projects included developing and trialling processes for suspension hearings using
restorative conferencing and principles from restorative justice. Objectives of both
projects were related to the desire to reduce numbers of suspensions and exclusions,
particularly of Maori children. This paper reports on these two projects, and reflects on
some of the questions they raised. Authors’ abstract.
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