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Title

Superintendents’ Work (Intensification) in a Shifting Policy Climate: Enacting a Student Discipline Strategy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Journal

Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy

Volume

190

First Page

49

Last Page

56

Abstract

In this case narrative, senior superintendents reckon with the challenges of implementing a revised strategic policy for student discipline in an intensified work environment. Challenges include: (a) providing professional learning to familiarize leaders and educators with regulatory requirements; (b) a problematic trend of school and district leaders avoiding long-term suspensions; (c) the disproportionate number of minoritized students who are suspended/expelled; and (d) securing the resources needed to realize the punitive and preventative elements of the strategy. The case description is followed by three exercises— case framing, reflective practice, and action plan—that instructors can use in graduate-level courses and professional development workshops.

Citation of this paper:

Faubert, B., Pollock, K., Hauseman, C. (2019). Superintendents' Work (Intensification) in a Shifting Policy Climate: Enacting a Student Discipline Strategy. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 190, 49-56.

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