Back to RJ Archive

Restorative Justice and Educating for Peace

Heather Metz, John
June 4, 2015

An ethnographic case study of a classroom for children with behavioral disorders was
conducted in order to explore the question: In what ways does restorative justice
empower students to respect each other’s physical and emotional well-being? Results
demonstrate that when restorative justice frames the response when harm is done,
students learn to repair relationships. This approach helps to maintain a peaceful
educational environment where all are respected and have the opportunity to reach their
full potential. In order to create such a space, concrete peace skills (communication,
creativity, and critical thinking) can be taught. This study explored the relationships
between education and democracy, education and peace, education and love, and
education and restorative justice.


AbstractAcademicRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeTeachers and Students
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now