Date Approved

5-1-2002

Embargo Period

5-12-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Johnson, Theodore

Subject(s)

Cherokee High School (Marlton, N.J.); Student suspension

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

The design of this project was to determine the effectiveness of the in-school suspension program at Westervelt compared to the prominent alternative, out of school suspension practiced at Westervelt, Luyber and Shauna High Schools.

The results of this study were based upon the analysis of the feedback of the stakeholders and discipline records to assess the data subjectively and objectively when feasible to determine the effectiveness of the program. The data collected revealed that Westervelt's stakeholders supported the in-school suspension program as an effective alternative to out of school suspension.

The researcher found that the majority of the suspensions assigned at Westervelt High School were for attendance infractions. How can students that were experiencing attendance problems be disciplined with additional days outside the educational forum of the school? However at Westervelt High School none of these students were assigned to an out of school suspension.

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