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A New Model of School Discipline: Engaging Students and Preventing Behavior Problems

David R. Dupper


Mounting evidence shows that zero-tolerance policies, suspensions, and restrictive security policies fail to improve school safety and student behaviors, and are linked with increased risk of dropping out. Minority students are suspended at disproportionate rates, and over a million cases of corporal punishment are reported each year. Against this dismal backdrop, David Dupper presents a transformative new model of school discipline that is preventive, proactive, and relationship-based. Unlike traditional punitive and exclusionary practices, the model developed in this Workshop volume focuses ... More

Keywords: school discipline, zero tolerance, school violence prevention, corporal punishment, school connectedness, organizational change, empirically-supported programs and strategies, multi-tiered interventions, strategic planning, response to Intervention, school social work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378078
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Dupper, author
University of Tennessee College of Social Work