Effects of Disciplinary Actions on Incident Recurrence in Missouri Public Schools
Watanabe, Satoshi P.
zero-tolerance policy in the U.S.
This paper attempts to examine the extent to which the differentiated types of disciplinary actions, i.e., in-school-suspension, out-of-school suspension, and expulsion, have separate and differentiated effects on incident occurrence in school. In doing so, we examine whether stringent actions, such as out-of-school suspension and expulsion taken in one year reduce the number of serious offense incidents in the year that immediately follows in elementary and secondary schools. The result supports the practices of disciplinary actions based on a rational choice theory for preventive purposes. Statistical evidence found in this study suggests that the practice of disciplinary actions such as removal of students effectively reduces the incidents of problematic behaviors in the following years.
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第三部, 教育人間科学関連領域