Gerlach, B., Tennant P., McKerlie K. (2018). Building Capacity for Restorative Discipline in Texas: An Evaluation of The Texas Schools Restorative Discipline Project. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin
Gerlach, B., Tennant, P., & McKerlie, K. (2018). Building Capacity for Restorative Discipline in Texas: An Evaluation of The Texas Schools Restorative Discipline Project. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin.
In 2018, TXICFW completed a multi-year evaluation of the implementation of Restorative Discipline practices in schools and districts across the state. The evaluation was in partnership with the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD), another institute within the UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work. IRJRD, through collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), undertook an ambitious project to train administrators and educators in school-based restorative practices to build capacity for state-wide implementation.
The restorative discipline trainings took place in all 20 Education Service Center (ESC) regions in the State of Texas. In total, forty statewide trainings were provided in just over two years. The trainings were designed to promote readiness, instill knowledge and provide focus on the development and customization of restorative discipline practices with the aim of creating a whole-school climate change. Thus, the implementation evaluation explored the trends, initial perceived impacts, and barriers when introducing restorative discipline practices to a school campus.
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