The Significance of Critical Theory for Restorative Justice in Education

Vaandering, Dorothy (2010) The Significance of Critical Theory for Restorative Justice in Education. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 32 (2). pp. 145-176. ISSN 1556-3022

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Restorative Justice (rj), a distinctive philosophical approach that seeks to replace punitive, managerial structures of schooling with those that emphasize the building and repairing of relationships (Hopkins 2004) has been embraced in the past two decades by a variety of school systems worldwide in an effort to build safe school communities. Early studies indicate rj holds significant promise, however, proponents in the field identify that theoretical and evidence-based research is falling behind practice. They call for further research to deepen the current understanding of rj that will support its sustainability and transformative potential and allow it to move from the margins to the mainstream of schooling (Braithwaite 2006; Morrison & Ahmed 2006; Sherman & Strang 2007).

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 12117
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: May 2010
Date Type: Publication
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