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Looking for strategic alternatives to school exclusion

Looking for strategic alternatives to school exclusion

Parsons, Carl (2018) Looking for strategic alternatives to school exclusion. The Palgrave International Handbook of School Discipline, Surveillance, and Social Control. Crime and Society . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 529-552. ISBN 978-3-319-71558-2 (doi:

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An education system will function best in serving all pupils without recourse to school exclusions. In England, the outcomes for excluded pupils are poor, and some social and ethnic groups recurrently are over-represented in permanent and fixed-period exclusion statistics: Black Caribbean and Gypsy/Roma children and those living in more deprived circumstances. As well as the formal exclusion procedures, there is a worrying set of other means of removing an ‘unwanted’ pupil. There is a range of alternatives and, under the banner of community-based inclusion, children and young people can be supported and sustained in the school system. Alternatives include diverse, multilevel provision within schools, managed moves, a range of alternative provision, and multi-agency working. There are sites of success and low numbers of exclusion and these may disseminate.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Ch. 27
Uncontrolled Keywords: school exclusions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 13:42

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