TITLE

Removing Defiance: An Analysis of Disciplinary Referral Data of African American Children Within a Title 1 School

AUTHOR(S)
Dyke, J.
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Journal of African American Studies;Mar2016, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The research base establishing connections between children who identify as African American and increased disciplinary referrals due to defiance and/or insubordination has long been established. In August of 2014, the author was hired to serve as an assistant principal at a Title 1 urban public elementary school in the Midwestern USA. The author cataloged nearly 1000 referrals using an internal data management system while eliminating the consequence(s) of suspension and/or expulsion for the offense of 'defiance.' The study found that, despite this limitation, African American students were grossly overrepresented in both disciplinary referrals and exclusionary discipline.
ACCESSION #
112837335

 

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