Restorative Practice Model
Kete Book One
Kete Book Two
Kete Book Three
Knowledge Seminar: Restorative Practices in Schools
In 2015 Professor Chris Marshall, former Chair of the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, Victoria University of Wellington, presented a Ministry of Education Knowledge Seminar about restorative justice practices in schools. He spoke about the spread of restorative practices in schools and their potential to transform, not only the education sector, but also society at large.
Chapter 1: The importance of a positive and supportive school environment
Chapter 2: Traditional deterrence options and their impact on children
Chapter 3: Alternative approaches / restorative practices
Chapter 4: Restorative discipline - key ideas.
Restorative justice approaches place a different ‘lens’ or paradigm for considering the issue and interpretation of justice - based on a fundamentally relational understanding rather than an abstract or legalistic approach.
Schools have a critical role in forming future citizens, and when schools teach and model restorative ways of handling conflict and wrongdoing, they contribute significantly to the creation of a more peaceful, humane and democratic society.