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Alternates to Suspension

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Jessica Hughes, Skye Rubel Alternatives to Suspension Alternatives to
Suspension Alternative 1: In-School Suspension
Pros/Cons?
Student and teacher programs can be addressed. Both teachers and students need to learn how to conflict resolve
Come up with student/teacher bonding
Students are less likely to disrespect/break rules of teachers they like
Resolving Conflicts Creatively Program (RCCP), Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATH), Bullying Prevention Program (BPP) Alternative 2 ASVB Model
Alternative to Suspension for Violent Behaviour
Teach social problem solving and thinking skillls
Parent training
36-page skills manual - "Making the Smart Choice: Tools for Resolving Conflict"
Students who completed the ASVB were less likely to be resuspended from school, none of the students who received intervention were ever expelled. Alternative 3 Restorative Practices
Teacher-student talk circles
Originate from criminal justice
Make the punishment fit the crime
Trial by jury approach
Face the student body when they conduct a misdeed
EX - student who brought a knife to school for 20 hours of community service, a paper to write and had to be tutored in science and math in order to bring up his grades Alternative 4 Karen Walker's Alternatives
Teach sportsmanship
Offer courses for parents on parenting
Staff development for classroom management
Bully prevention
Peer mediation
Self-management plans
Parent to come to school and observe student behaviour
Saturday School
Mini courses where topics are on inappropriate behaviours and how to manage them
After school detention Alternative 5 Alternative to Suspension Program (ATS) References Adams, S. (1986). Saturday work adjustment program for school discipline. Education, 106(3), 335.

Allman, K. L., & Slate, J. R. (2011). School discipline in public education: A brief review of current practices. International Journal Of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(2),

Breunlin, Bryant-Edwards, Hetherington, Cimmarusti. (2002). Conflict resolution training as an alternative to suspension for students with violent behaviour. The Journal of Educational Research. 95(6) 349-357. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/27542400

Dilling, T. W. (1979). A viable alternative to suspension from junior high school. Personnel & Guidance Journal, 57(9), 472.

Dupper, Theriot, Craun (2009). Reducing out of school suspensions: Guidelines for school socials workers. Children Schools. 31 (1) 6 - 12. doi: 10.1093/cs/31.1.6

Frazier, C., (2012). Students rally to reduce suspensions in schools. New York Amsterdam News 103(24). 33-33. Retrieved from http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu:2055/ehost/detail?sid=cba21432-08a6-4f6f-add6-0fa555962742%40sessionmgr112&vid=1&hid=108&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ulh&AN=77365555

McGrath, J. (2002). School restorative conferencing. Child Care In Practice, 8(3), 187-200.

Nielsen, L., (1979). Let's suspend suspensions: Consequences and alternatives. The Personnel and Guidance Journal 57(9), 442-445. DOI: 10.1002/j.2164-4918.1979.tb05432.x

Peterson, Reece. (2005). Ten alternatives to suspension. Impact Newsletter. Retrieved from http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/182/over5.html

Shah, Niryi. (2012). Restorative practices as alternatives to suspension. Education Week 32(8). Retrieved from http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu:2055/ehost/detail?vid=8&sid=185f43f4-5c5b-442c-815c-5924fb45cce0%40sessionmgr10&hid=120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=82590311

Walker, Karen (2009). Research brief: Alternatives to suspension. Education partnerships inc. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED538250.pdf Advantages/Disadvantages? Nonwhite and male students suspended disproportiontely
Contribute to the pushout phenomenon
Most suspensions come from tardiness, truancy, smoking, or disrespect
Create negative consequences
Perform poorly academically, substance abuse, sexual intercourse, physical fights, carry a weapon, commit crimes, incarceration
African American and Latino students suspended 2.3 times more often than white counterparts Nielsen, L., (1979). Let's suspend suspensions: Consequences and alternatives. The Personnel and Guidance Journal 57(9), 442-445. DOI: 10.1002/j.2164-4918.1979.tb05432.x
Dupper, Theriot, Craun (2009). Reducing out of school suspensions: Guidelines for school socials workers. Children Schools. 31 (1) 6 - 12. doi: 10.1093/cs/31.1.6
Dupper, Theriot, Craun (2009). Reducing out of school suspensions: Guidelines for school socials workers. Children Schools. 31 (1) 6 - 12. doi: 10.1093/cs/31.1.6 Breunlin, Bryant-Edwards, Hetherington, Cimmarusti. (2002). Conflict resolution training as an alternative to suspension for students with violent behaviour. The Journal of Educational Research. 95(6) 349-357. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/27542400 McGrath, J. (2002). School restorative conferencing. Child Care In Practice, 8(3), 187-200.
Shah, Niryi. (2012). Restorative practices as alternatives to suspension. Education Week 32(8). Retrieved from http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu:2055/ehost/detail?vid=8&sid=185f43f4-5c5b-442c-815c-5924fb45cce0%40sessionmgr10&hid=120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=82590311 Walker, Karen (2009). Research brief: Alternatives to suspension. Education partnerships inc. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED538250.pdf Dilling, T. W. (1979). A viable alternative to suspension from junior high school. Personnel & Guidance Journal, 57(9), 472. Alternative 6 Saturday Work Adjustment Program (S.W.A.P) Consists of counselors, teachers, and the student's parents working together to better the student and his or her behavior in school
The program is held in a counseling center and administered by two regular teachers in three hour blocks each
Parents and legal guardians are required to attend at least one counseling session with the counselor
They discuss a plan for improving the student’s behavior, goals for the student’s future, home conduct, what the school expects of the student, the student’s achievements, and what the school is doing for the student
One of the successful parts of this program is the partnership with parents, because this can help change the student’s behavior both at home and at school Conducted Saturday mornings 8-12
Students are supervised by teachers and are given tasks beneficial to the school like weeding, cleaning classrooms, picking up garbage, etc.
To be placed in the program, parents and administrators need to sign a contract - can only be assigned by an administrator, not a teacher
Students can attend their regular classes without missing assignments or any instruction
The supervising teachers and administrators meet every Monday morning to discuss each student’s success in the S.W.A.P
Some issues: need to be careful about too many students in program at once; if students are there every week it is not effectively helping their behavior; students who misbehave during S.WA.P need another alternative Adams, S. (1986). Saturday work adjustment program for school discipline. Education, 106(3), 335. Other Alternatives “Cool-off” room – disruptive or angry students leave the class and go to a “cooling off room” to seek counseling

Behavior clinics – three hours of weekly group counseling for misbehaving students where they also get training in school behavioral skills

Alternative schools – evening or day schools that are created for students who cannot function appropriately in their regular public schools Nielsen, L. (1979). Let's suspend suspensions: Consequences and alternatives. Personnel & Guidance Journal, 57(9), 442. More Alternatives Police referral centers – a place for suspended students to go, counseling is offered

Scheduling changes – often behavior problems happen more frequently during a certain time of day. In this case, classes will be rotated so the same class is not being disrupted by the student every day

Work programs – Similar to S.W.A.P. students will eliminate their misconduct demerits by working them off after school or on weekends doing campus custodial projects Nielsen, L. (1979). Let's suspend suspensions: Consequences and alternatives. Personnel & Guidance Journal, 57(9), 442. Why Use Alternatives to Suspension? Students miss educational opportunities for learning when they are on suspension
Many students who are suspended already have low academic achievement and have difficulty catching up on work missed when they return
If students are given work to do while on suspension, they do not get the opportunity to ask questions or clarify information and assignments
When students are out of the general education environment they are not able to work on changing their behavior in the education environment because they are not there Allman, K. L., & Slate, J. R. (2011). School discipline in public education: A brief review of current practices. International Journal Of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6(2), Strengths of studies All of the studies overlapped with information, making the information more credible

The dated information corresponded with the recent information

All the research is student centered, many news articles recently talk about the need to reduce suspension from schools Study Limitations Dated - most studies were done a while ago

Same information was seen in many different studies - there was a lot of overlap

Not a whole lot of empirical evidence was given in the studies - just observation

All of the studies found were individual, small studies
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