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Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez


This book provides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In it, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to identify the institutional determinants of variation in school discipline, the possible links between school environments and student achievement, and the implications of these findings for understanding social inequality. As the book demonstrates, a better understanding of school discipline is essential to the formation of effective educational policies. Ultimately, to improve a school's ability ... More

Keywords: school discipline, school environments, student achievement, social inequality, educational policies, behavior problems, moral authority, youth socialization, social norms, learning environments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804778039
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Arum, editor

Melissa Velez, editor

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