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Restorative justice: Putting the responsibility on the shoulders of students to correct mistakes when they happen.

Davidson, Jill
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Education Digest.80(3):19-23.

A restorative and accountable
approach begins with a
commonly agreed on code of
conduct describing a safe and
respectful school culture; outlines
explicit student expectations,
rights, and responsibilities;
and calls for mutual
accountability among adults
to support students’ academic,
social, and emotional development.
When students violate
this code of conduct, disciplinary
consequences and interventions
require students to
own the problem, reflect on
the impact of their behavior on
themselves and others, and understand
why the behavior was unacceptable or unskillful. (excerpt)


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