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Getting More Out of Restorative Practice in Schools
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Foreword from Fania Davis; Contributor Biographies; Introduction - Margaret Thorsborne (Australia), Gillean McCluskey (England) and Nancy Riestenberg (Minnesota, USA); PART I: IMPLEMENTATION; 1. Assessing Readiness for Restorative Practice Implementation - Sue Attrill (Australia), Beverley Turner (Australia) and Margaret Thorsborne; 2. Solving Something Positively - Carol Edgerton (Scotland), Lyndsey Broadfoot (Scotland), Samia Bashir (Scotland) and Sharon Fitzpatrick (Scotland); 3. The Art of Integrating School Climate Initiatives - Kerri Berkowitz (San Francisco, USA); 4. A Tale of Two Districts: Implementation of restorative practices in a large and small district - Cindy Zwicky and Nancy Riestenberg ((Minnesota, USA); 5. Youth Engagement in Restorative Justice - David Yusem (California, USA); 6. Evaluation - the Art of Valuing - Terence Bevington (England); PART 2: ALIGNING APPROACHES AND KNOWLEDGE WITH RESTORATIVE PRACTICE; 7. ToM goes to a Restorative School - Katie Cebula (Scotland) and Gillean McCluskey; 8. Transforming Teaching and Learning through Mindfulness Based Restorative Practices - Annie O'Shaughnessy (Vermont, USA); 9. Positive Education and Restorative Practice: Shared values, goals and practices - Denise Quinlan (New Zealand); 10. Restorative Processes and Trauma Sensitive Schools - Nancy Riestenberg; 11. Restorative Practice as Peace Practice - Terence Bevington and Anna Gregory (England); 12. The Brains Behind the Restoration - Nathan Wallis (New Zealand); 13. Restorative Group Conferencing: Repair Deep Student Disengagement with Education, Prevent the School- to-Prison-Pipeline - Sara Davis and Michael Friedman (Minnesota, USA; 14. Working Restoratively with Parents - Jim McGrath; 15. Te Ara Whanau - Family Solutions. Restorative and collaborative journeys towards family wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand - Julia Hennessy and Nici Nixon (New Zealand); Conclusion: What next? - Nancy Riestenberg, Gillean McCluskey and Margaret Thorsborne

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Reveals innovative new ways for schools to link restorative practices with other approaches

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Margaret Thorsborne is the Managing Director of Transformative Justice Australia (Queensland) and Thorsborne and Associates in London, UK, a company committed to improving the way people relate to each other in the workplace, schools and other communities. With Peta Blood, Margaret co-founded Restorative Practices International (RPI), the world's first international membership organization for restorative practitioners. Margaret lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

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This book is a rich combination of analytical reflection, personal storytelling and case studies of how change plays out on the ground. It is a superb resource for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of how restorative practices can contribute to personal, institutional and societal transformation. -- Professor Chris Marshall, The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
This book is evidence that the field of restorative practices in schools has reached an unprecedented level of sophistication, complexity and maturity. Trainers, consultants, practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers and school leaders will benefit from the "wisdom of the ages" shared here. A truly extraordinary contribution to the field. -- Martha A. Brown, Author, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Schools Up to Succeed

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