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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Owen D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-26T19:08:02Z
dc.date.available2013-03-26T19:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4233
dc.description.abstractThis study examined high school student perceptions of discretion utilized by educators in high school disciplinary proceedings. Using a sample of 6 high school students who had experienced differing levels of formal discipline, the study investigated the discretionary factors that influence an educator's decision making. The study was a generic qualitative study where the primary source of data collection was open-ended interviews to ensure the integrity of the research as a study of student voices and perceptions. Journaling was also employed to record observations and to identify researcher assumptions. The data were analyzed employing aspects of a grounded theory approach. The findings were coded to reveal 5 areas high school students identified in relation to discipline and discretion: punitive discipline versus problem resolution, effective processes, educator discretion, student discretion, and the student-educator relationship. The final discussion highlights the need for a community vision for high school discipline in order to channel discretion and to uphold students' best interests. Restorative justice is proposed as a feasible vision for high school discipline, whereby participants' responses are measured against a restorative paradigm.en_US
dc.subjectSchool discipline - Ontario.en_US
dc.subjectRestorative justice - Ontario.en_US
dc.titleStudent Perceptions of Discretion in Discipline: Seeking Resolution and Restoration in a Punitive Cultureen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-08T01:46:03Z


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