In the eyes of the beholder: Urban student perceptions of zero tolerance policy

Laura McNeal, Christopher Dunbar

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Abstract

Zero tolerance policy was created as a result of the Gun Free Schools Act of 1994. Varied views exist on zero tolerance policy that include its substantive impact, for whom it is intended, and its viability to address the problem of school violence. Parents, politicians, principals, and teachers have stated their views on the issues. However, there is a voice that is conspicuously absent in this dialogue-that is, students for whom the policy was created to protect. Therefore, in an effort to understand the impact of zero tolerance policy, this study examines urban student perceptions regarding their sense of safety in their schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-311
Number of pages19
JournalUrban Education
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Education policy
  • School safety
  • Urban youth

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In the eyes of the beholder : Urban student perceptions of zero tolerance policy. / McNeal, Laura; Dunbar, Christopher.

In: Urban Education, Vol. 45, No. 3, 01.05.2010, p. 293-311.

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