The school to prison pipeline is an important topic in the field of education and has been an up and coming topic for discussion. A problem that the school to prison pipeline has created is the influx of students being funneled into the mass incarceration system. Researchers have found that students with certain demographic characteristics, such as race, disability, socio-economic status, may pose a greater risk for becoming victims to the school to prison pipeline. There has not been as much effort into understanding how educators can mitigate the issue of the school to prison pipeline. The purpose of this capstone project is to explore how to instruct educators on what the school to prison pipeline is and instruct them on how they are able to impact it. To do this, the question that is asked is: How can educators be better equipped with knowledge and practices to address the STPP by lessening the amount of students who fall victim to it? Students, specifically those whose demographic characteristics make them at greater risk, could be most impacted by this capstone project with their teachers being the target audience for the project.
At-risk Students, Social Justice
Yang, Ericka, "The School to Prison Pipeline and the Importance of Its Recognition and Understanding By Professional Educators" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 593.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects