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Discourses on behaviour : a role for restorative justice?

Harold, Victoria L. and Corcoran, Timothy 2013, Discourses on behaviour : a role for restorative justice?, International journal on school disaffection, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 45-61.


Title Discourses on behaviour : a role for restorative justice?
Author(s) Harold, Victoria L.
Corcoran, TimothyORCID iD for Corcoran, Timothy orcid.org/0000-0002-4567-8726
Journal name International journal on school disaffection
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 45
End page 61
Total pages 17
Publisher Trentham Books Ltd.
Place of publication Staffordshire, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1478-8497
1747-9207
Keyword(s) School behaviour
discourse
restorative justice
behaviourism
zero tolerance
Summary The description and management of difficult behaviour in schools has interested educational practitioners and researchers worldwide, including in the UK. Concerns have been raised about the use and implications of more dominant discourses, namely those of behaviourism and zero tolerance, for understanding student behaviour. This article presents research, conducted in a secondary school in Northern England, exploring restorative justice as an alternative. Transcripts from a series of school staff focus groups and the school behaviour policy were analysed, using critical discourse analysis, in order to address two questions: (1) what are the dominant discourses on behaviour amongst school staff within the school? and (2) what spaces are available for the construction of alternative discourses regarding behaviour and relational action? The analysis confirms the predominance of behaviourist and zero-tolerance discourses and a reliance on individualistic explanations regarding difficult behaviour. However, the presence of a range of discursive resources within the staff focus groups suggests the viable use of an alternative discourse.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
1301 Education Systems
Socio Economic Objective 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086800

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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