Navigating schools in a mass incarceration era : a meta-narrative analysis of research on the school-to-prison pipeline.
Submitted by Sarah Frankel on behalf of Dwayne Barnes. The student was not given instructions on how to submit his thesis to ThinkIR.
This meta-narrative examines 87 published articles in eight educational and sociological journals from 1995 to 2017 that discuss aspects of the school-to-prison pipeline. From this meta-narrative analysis, my research identified the dominant methods and themes within this research literature over 20 years. I chose a meta-narrative for this project to systematically evaluate sociological and educational journals that examined the school-to-prison pipeline. I approached this research project with the intent to produce a work that would navigate within and between various competing perspectives and methodologies. The purpose is to provide a brief description and summarize a given data set that is not exhaustive or unmanageable for the study.