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The Worst School I’ve Ever Been to: Empirical Evaluations of a Restorative School and Treatment Milieu

McCold, Paul
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Paper presented at “Dreaming of a New Reality,” the Third International Conference on Conferencing,
Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Worst School I’ve Ever Been To is a film about the 1999-2000 school year at an alternative school in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The alternative school/day treatment program is one of six operated for delinquent and high risk youth by the Community Service Foundation (CSF) and Buxmont Academy. This program and others begun by CSF and Buxmont operate on a philosophy of restorative practices. This paper summarizes research results from a long-term evaluation of CSF and Buxmont students by Paul MCold and other researchers.


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