School Bullying and Restorative Justice. Brenda Morris explores whether restorative justice techniques could be used in schools to counter bullying. "Restorative Justice for Bullies and Victims in Schools: A Program that Fosters Responsible Citizenship".
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Girls and Exclusion from School. The numbers of pupils excluded from school have been steadily increasing over recent years. Attention has focused on boys who form the vast majority of those formally excluded. This study, carried out by the New Policy Institute and the Centre for Citizenship Studies in Education, University of Leicester, examines girls' perceptions of school life and of the use of exclusion in its various forms, both official and unofficial. "Not a problem? Girls and school exclusion" by Audrey Osler, Cathy Street, Marie Lall and Kerry Vincent.
By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.
Early Childhood Interventions. It is believed that early intervention in the lives of children, exemplified by sure Start in the UK and Head Start in the US, can make a lasting impact both on their educational performance and their 'outcomes' in later life. Early Childhood Intervention programs: What Do We Know? by Janet Currie reviews the evidence relating to Head Start, the Perry Preschool project, the Carolina Abecedarian project, the Early Training project and the Milwaukee project.
Reforming Public Services. The Adam Smith Institute, a free market think tank in the UK argue that public services must be changed, not just funded. This report outlines the new vision for the NHS and state education which would make them more innovative and consumer focussed. The key is to make the public services producers 'free?standing, self?owned and independent'. "The New Shape of Public Services" by Eamonn Butler and Madsen Pirie.
By Adam Smith Institute, UK.