Discipline and Restorative Justice Resources

The following is a curated list of resources selected by CASEL staff that focuses on social and emotional learning and discipline and restorative justice.

Articles and Book Chapters

Bottiani, J. H., Bradshaw, C. P., & Mendelson, T. (2017). A multilevel examination of racial disparities in high school discipline: Black and white adolescents’ perceived equity, school belonging, and adjustment problems. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(4), 532.
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Bradshaw, C. P., Mitchell, M. M., O’brennan, L. M., & Leaf, P. J. (2010). Multilevel exploration of factors contributing to the overrepresentation of black students in office disciplinary referrals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102(2), 508.
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Gregory, A., & Fergus, E. (2017). Social and emotional learning and equity in school discipline. Future of Children, 27(1), 117-136.
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Kopershock, H., Harms, T., de Boer, H., van Kuijk, M., Doolaard, S. (2016). A meta-analysis of the effects of classroom management strategies and classroom management programs on students’ academic, behavioral, emotional, and motivational outcomes. Review of Educational Research, 86, 643-680. DOI: 10.3102/0034654315626799
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Books

Bear, G. G. (2010).School discipline and self-discipline: A practical guide to promoting prosocial student behavior. Guilford Press.
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Curwin, R. L., Mendler, A. N., & Mendler, B. D. (2008).Discipline with dignity: New challenges, new solutions. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
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Briefs and Reports

Cardichon, J., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2019).Protecting students’ civil rights: The federal role in school discipline. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.
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Fronius, T., Darling-Hammond, S., Persson, H., Guckenburg, S., Hurley, N., and Petrosino, A. (2019). Restorative justice in U.S. schools: An updated research review. San Francisco, CA: WestEd Justice & Prevention Center.
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