Educators Perceptions of the Impact Restorative Practices Have on Classroom Management


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Masters of Education

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Studies on the effectiveness of restorative practices have focused mainly on how implementation can improve student behavior. With proper training and implementation, educators can completely shift the climate of a school building. This is made possible by adopting a more authoritative discipline approach. An authoritative discipline approach focuses on establishing and mending relationships with students on a regular basis. In this particular study educators were surveyed in order to reveal their perceptions of restorative practices. It was determined that restorative practices have limited effectiveness on student behavior. Restorative practices have potential to be a great classroom management tool, but the lack of resources provided to educators.