Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exploration of School Counselors' Experience with Restorative Practices
by Richards, Eleni A., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 127; 10839989
Abstract (Summary)

The main purpose of this qualitative study was to explore school counselors’ experience with restorative practices including their knowledge and skills, role, and how they incorporate restorative practices into their comprehensive school counseling program. The results of this research will contribute to the growing body of literature suggesting the negative effects of current zero tolerance discipline practices while suggesting the implementation of restorative practices as an alternative practice within the educational system because of the potential positive outcomes it has on student development and success. Five school counselors were interviewed with open-ended questions to gather data on the research questions presented. This data was analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Results of this research have the potential to inform future research, training needs, and best practices for school counselors working in schools where restorative practices are in place.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Olsen, Jacob
Commitee: Lopez, Caroline, O'Brien, Jonathan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education Policy, Education, School counseling
Keywords: Discipline, Disproportionality, Restorative justice, Restorative practice, School counselor, School-to-prison pipeline
Publication Number: 10839989
ISBN: 9780438387942
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