Implementing restorative justice practice in schools: what pedagogy reveals

Vaandering, Dorothy (2014) Implementing restorative justice practice in schools: what pedagogy reveals. Journal of Peace Education, 11 (1). pp. 64-80. ISSN 1740-021X

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In the ongoing pursuit for creating safe, nurturing and relational school cultures, educators continue to turn to restorative justice (rj) principles and practice. Predominantly, schools begin to engage with rj in an effort to address harm done, causing its discourse to be situated in literature tied to classroom management and behaviour. However, in this location, the effectiveness of rj can be limited because the power relationships underlying the original punitive, managerial structures maintain their grip. Drawing on a qualitative study that examines the experiences of educators committed to implementing rj principles, this article explores how placing rj in the context of engaged, productive pedagogies better nurtures the hoped for relational and peaceful school culture.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 12119
Keywords: restorative justice, pedagogy, engaged pedagogies, productive pedagogies, classroom management, behaviour, safe and caring schools
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: September 2014
Date Type: Publication
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