Source: (2011) The Prevention Researcher. December 2011: 3-6.
This article seeks to familiarize readers with the philosophy and processes of restorative practices employed in K-12 education. The author spoke to educators and students at schools where the practices are being implemented and relates their stories about how they are employing the practices, as well as their views on the practices’ effectiveness. Although the formal research is just beginning in this area, early indications and anecdotes evidence suggests that restorative practices, by intentionally promoting open communication, enhances relationships and thereby improves school climate, discipline and safety. (excerpt)
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