EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Pamela Scott, John Boyd, Jason Horne
This phenomenological study captured the experiences of elementary educators with the purpose of gathering their perceptions of the use of restorative practices and positive behavior supports in their schools with a particular focus on how these programs influenced school climate, their professional efficacy, and their job satisfaction. Results of interviews lead to the emergence of seven major themes, which were the importance of understanding the underlying causes of student behavior, change, common practices of positive behavior supports and restorative practices, benefits for students, benefits for educators, struggles with implementation, and suggestions for implementation. These findings led to the identification of seven implications for practice and six recommendations for future research.
Dissertation - unrestricted
Lamie, Scott Thomas, "Educator Perceptions of the Working Environment in Tennessee Elementary Schools that Actively Employ Positive Behavior Supports and Restorative Practices" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4091. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4091
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