This  list of research is ‘under construction’ that will be regularly updated. If you know of resources that should be listed here, please send them to us and we’ll add the reference/link here.

Videos outlining research upon which Relationships First is grounded:

Kelly, U. (2013). Pushing Back From the Edge: Education in Difficult Times

Ross, R. (2012). Through a Relational Lens

Vaandering, D. (2014).  Harris Centre Synergy Session: Relationships First: Rethinking the Formation of School Culture

Articles/Chapters/Books outlining research upon which Relationships First and Restorative Justice in Education is grounded:

Bianchi, H. (1994). Justice as sanctuary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Elliot, E. (2011). Security with Care: Restorative Justice & Healthy Societies. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Gavrielides, T. (2007). Restorative justice theory and practice: Addressing the discrepancy. Helsinki, Finland: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control. reports/. . ./Hakapainoon2.pdf

Llewellyn, J. (2012). Restorative justice: Thinking relationally about justice. In J. Downie & J. Llewellyn (Eds.), Being relational (pp. 89–108). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Llewellyn, K. & Llewellyn, J. (2015). A restorative approach to learning: Relational theory as feminist pedagogy in universities. In Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice. Kitchener, WLU Press.

McCluskey, G. (2013). Challenges to education. In E. Sellman, H. Cremin, & G. McCluskey (Eds.), Restorative approaches to conflict in schools (pp. 133–156). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

McCluskey, G., Lloyd, G., Kane, J., Stead, J., Riddell, S., & Weedon, E. (2008). Can restorative practices in schools make a difference? Educational Review, 60(4), 405–417.

Morrison, B. (2007). Restoring safe school communities. Sydney: Federation Press.

Morrison, B., & Vaandering, D. (April, 2012). Restorative justice: Pedagogy, Praxis, Discipline. Special Issue: Designing School Contexts in Support of Proactive Discipline: Applications to School Violence. Journal of School Violence, 11(2). DOI:10.1080/15388220.2011.653322

Morrison, B. (2013). Beyond the bad apple: Analytical and theoretical perspectives on the development of restorative justice in schools. In E. Sellman, H. Cremin, & G. McCluskey (Eds.), Restorative approaches to conflict in schools (pp. 123–131). Abington, UK: Routledge.

Vaandering, D. (2014). Relational restorative justice pedagogy in educator professional development. Special Issue: Curriculum Inquiry 44:4. Editor: Kathy Bickmore.

Vaandering, D. (2013). A window on relationships: Reflecting critically on a current restorative justice theory. Restorative Justice: An International Journal, 1(3). DOI: 10.5235/20504721.1.3.305

Vaandering, D. (2013). Implementing restorative justice in schools: What pedagogy reveals. Journal of Peace Education, 10 (3). DOI: 10.1080/17400201.2013.794335

Vaandering, D. (2013). Student, teacher, and administrator perspectives on harm: Implications for implementing safe and caring school initiatives. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 35:4, 298-318, DOI: 10.1080/10714413.2013.825514

Vaandering, D. (2011). A faithful compass: Rethinking the term restorative justice to find clarity. Contemporary Justice Review, 14(3). DOI: 10.1080/10282580.2011.589668

Vaandering, D. (2010). The significance of critial theory for restorative justice in education. The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 32(2), 145-176.

Vanier, J. (2008). Becoming Human. Paulist Press.

Wolterstorff, N. (2006). Teaching justly for justice. The Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 10(2), 23–37.

Zehr, H. (2005). Changing lenses: A new focus for crime and justice (3rd ed.). Waterloo, ON: Herald Press.