Date Approved

4-14-2005

Embargo Period

4-13-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Ted

Subject(s)

Middle school students--New Jersey; School discipline--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to track student discipline referrals throughout the school year in order to provide additional support to those students who exhibited a pattern of having discipline issues. Students were identified based on the number of infractions they had and then they were targeted and received additional support from the researcher. The researcher compiled a list of the students and met with them regularly in order to establish a relationship with them. Through such a relationship, some students' discipline referral write-ups decreased; others continued to break the school rules. However, all students benefited from such a relationship since the relationship was not one of student-disciplinarian; instead, it was one of student-mentor.

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