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Restorative justice in schools. Guidance.

Howard, Paul
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Reading, UK: CFBT Education Trust.

Successful development of restorative practice
not only entails the acquisition of new skills
and techniques but also requires schools
to reflect on their value base and culture.
If restorative approaches are introduced
without such reflection, they might still
make a significant difference; however, that
difference would lack sustainability. Schools
that periodically revisit and reaffirm their core
values are best placed to develop restorative
practice. The inclusion of reflection on values
within the process of developing restorative
practice invariably acts as a reassurance that
existing core values are largely consistent with
the introduction of the new practice. (excerpt)


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