Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Cher Edwards
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Nyardzo Mvududu
Third Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. John Bond
Restorative Justice, Discipline, Behavior, Suspension, Attitudes, Teachers
This study examined the attitudes of elementary school teachers regarding student discipline and the implementation of restorative justice practices. The present research was conducted at a public elementary school in the greater Seattle area. All participants were teachers at the public elementary school, and were purposefully selected based on their years of experience, age, gender, and grade level taught. The study utilized qualitative case study methods to analyze the participants’ attitudes regarding discipline, specifically the use of exclusionary discipline, and their views on implementing restorative justice practices as an alternative to exclusion.
Key Words: restorative justice, school discipline, exclusions, suspensions, mindset, implementation
Spore, Kaitlyn M., "A Case Study Analysis of Elementary Teachers' Attitudes about Student Discipline and the Implementation of Restorative Justice" (2018). Education Dissertations. 33.