Since little formal research has been done on the use of restorative practices in schools, this report by the International Institute for Restorative Practices includes excerpts from articles, other reports, and disciplinary data from schools and districts to provide an overview of how restorative practices are changing the climate of many schools.
The report includes case studies of six U.S. schools, two districts in Canada, and two schools in the United Kingdom. Each case study describes the school context and contains quotes from a narrative about the school community, graphs that illustrate changes in disciplinary problems, and examples of key discipline data points to paint a more comprehensive picture of the school climate.
Lewis, S. 2009. Improving School Climate: Findings from Schools Implementing Restorative Practices. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute for Restorative Practices.