Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities

Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137512567
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/21/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Russell J. Skiba is Professor in School Psychology and Director of the Equity Project at Indiana University, USA. He is among the most cited researchers in the nation on racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline. In addition to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, he has consulted with numerous states and districts on school discipline, school violence, and reducing disparities.

Kavitha Mediratta is Chief Strategy Advisor for Equity Initiatives and Human Capital Development at The Atlantic Philanthropies. She is a national leader in reforming zero tolerance school discipline and improving educational systems. In addition to publications on those topics, she has authored numerous publications and book chapters on community organizing and grassroots activism for public education reform.

M. Karega Rausch is Adjunct Faculty member at Indiana University, USA. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty professional publications with an emphasis on racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline and special education. He is also a sought after speaker and expert in charter school accountability.

Table of Contents

Section I. Discipline Disparities: A Research-to-Practice Collaborative


Chapter 1 What Do We Know about Discipline Disparities? New and Emerging Research

Chapter 2 How Educators Can Eradicate Disparities in School Discipline

Section II. Understanding and Addressing Disparities: What We Are Learning and What We Can Do

Chapter 3 Sexual Orientation-Based Disparities in School and Juvenile Justice Discipline Practices: Attending to Contributing Factors and Evidence of Bias

Chapter 4 Does Teacher-Student Racial/Ethnic Congruence Predict Black Students’ Discipline Risk?

Chapter 5 Reducing Racial Disparities in School Discipline: Structured Decision-making in the Classroom

Chapter 6 School-wide Positive and Restorative Discipline (SWPRD): Integrating School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Discipline

Chapter 7 Ecologies of School Discipline for Queer Youth: What Listening to Queer Youth Teaches Us About Transforming School Discipline

Chapter 8 The Potential of Restorative Approaches to Discipline for Narrowing Racial and Gender Disparities

Chapter 9 Intersectional Inquiries with LGBTQ and Gender Nonconforming Youth of Color: Participatory Research on Discipline Disparities at the Race/Sexuality/Gender Nexus

Chapter 10 Research and Training to Mitigate the Effects of Implicit Stereotypes and Masculinity Threat on Authority Figures’ Interactions with Adolescents and Minorities

Chapter 11 Discipline Disparities for LGBTQ Youth: Challenges That Perpetuate Disparities and Strategies to Overcome Them

Chapter 12 From Punitive to Restorative: One School’s Journey to Transform Its Culture and Discipline Practices to Reduce Disparities

Section III. Conclusions and Implications

Chapter 13 Eliminating Excessive and Disparate School Discipline: A Review of Research and Policy Reform

Conclusion Moving Towards Equity in School Discipline

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