Restorative Approaches in Schools: Current Practices, Future Directions

  • Gillean McCluskey


Research suggests that restorative approaches in schools can challenge and change troubled and troublesome behaviour and school climate overall. This chapter outlines the key elements of a restorative approach in education. First, it presents a review of recent research. The chapter then examines key themes in school-based restorative strategy and practices, the use of restorative language, and engagement with young people, parents, and community. From there, it moves on to discuss the key questions for school security, surveillance, and punishment raised by restorative approaches, before pointing finally to the importance of the emerging focus on a new critical theory of restorative approaches.


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  • Gillean McCluskey
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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