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dc.contributor.advisorVasquez Heilig, Julian
dc.creatorCohen, Rebecca Weilen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-21T22:38:13Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22909en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMaintaining a safe and orderly learning environment in schools is fundamental to the greater goals of education, but determining optimal disciplinary responses to student misbehavior is often complicated. While there is an abundance of research that speaks to the negative impact of exclusionary discipline (e.g., suspension, expulsion or any other disciplinary response that removes a student from the traditional classroom setting) on student behavioral and academic outcomes, there is an absence of work that examines if, when, and to what extent a student is actually better off receiving non-exclusionary dispositions. Using multivariate regression analysis on a unique dataset from an urban Texas school district, this study directly compares the impact of exclusionary vs. non-exclusionary discipline on student outcomes (controlling for student characteristics, school characteristics, and offense type). Additionally, the study examines the extent to which offense type influences the relationship between disposition and student outcomes. The study’s findings suggest that a student is generally worse off in terms of academic progress and risk of future offenses when she/he receives an exclusionary disposition for any disciplinary infraction. The impact of exclusion, however, was shown to vary by student offense.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectSchool disciplineen
dc.subjectExclusionary disciplineen
dc.subjectSuspensionen
dc.subjectDiscipline policyen
dc.subjectElementaryen
dc.subjectSecondary educationen
dc.titleDiscipline without derailing : an investigation of exclusionary discipline practices in schoolsen
dc.date.updated2014-01-21T22:38:14Zen
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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