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Student misconduct and isolation from the school environment: A study of student, teacher, and administrator perceptions of school discipline at an urban middle school.

Rubio, Armando
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Dissertation. Degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. California State University, Los Angeles.

The study focused on school discipline and climate while exploring differences in
perceptions of students, teachers, and administrators about school discipline in an urban
middle school. This study addresses three research questions that guided the study of the
current disciplinary practices. The data shows that participants experienced and observed
the application of multiple disciplinary practices that resulted in the issuance of student
removal from the instructional environment. The use of prevention, intervention, and
responses to misbehavior are all analyzed. Recommendations for improvement include
the implementation of restorative justice and social skills curriculum. The themes that
emerged from this study included: Consequences, Interventions, Funding, Staff-Student
Interaction and Conduct, and Inconsistency. (author’s abstract)


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