Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Mignard, Michael


Are restorative practices producing fewer negative outcomes for students and improving relationships within schools? The following literature review and application looked at the effectiveness of restorative practices in schools. The evidence showed that restorative practices are an effective way to decrease the number of negative behavior outcomes for students. Intentional relationship work was defined as a major theme in the effective implementation of restorative practices. The literature described the main themes that were imperative in implementing effective restorative practices in schools. The gathered evidence led to the application which defines a specific way to enhance the restorative practices within a school. Despite the many challenges that exist in implementing a restorative system into a school, the evidence suggests that students and staff alike will greatly benefit when using restorative practices to address negative school behaviors.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis