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The restorative school.

Barron, Sean
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

Restorative Justice (RJ), a term that is claimed
by many, represents at its core an approach
that seeks to help people heal from harm
and transform situations. Although normally
conceived as a process intrinsically linked to the
criminal justice system, the approach RJ takes,
its restorative approach, can have transformational effects. We can debate and discuss
whether these restorative approaches are to be
included under the umbrella of RJ; however, this
article will focus on the use of these restorative
approaches in schools as one of the means to
start creating a more just world.
Let us take for example the case of two different
schools. The first school, Tradition Collegiate, is a
conventional school that believes in educational
excellence, character building and discipline
through punishment and reward. The second
school, Restorative High, is a modern school
that has at its core the values of educational
excellence, character building and
restorative relationships. (excerpt)


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