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.
|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|
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