Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The use of zero tolerance disciplinary policies in schools have numerous, lasting impacts on children, particularly African American students. This study relies on the use of a systematic literature review to analyze prior data on what these effects are. The study found that the effects include, but are not limited to, destruction of self confidence, increased recidivism, and lastly further psychological issues, all of which contribute to the likelihood of having a poor self image. These findings play are role in the discussion of other, more equitable, styles of discipline, such as restorative justice, as a way to help remedy the impacts of zero tolerance polices.
Todd, Caitlyn, "Zero Tolerance and Self Image: A Systematic Literature Review" (2019). Master's Theses. 4014.
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