New PDF release: After the "At-Risk" Label: Reorienting Educational Policy

By Keffrelyn D. Brown

This e-book examines how using the “at-risk” type and label creates difficulties for college students and lecturers. Drawing from learn throughout quite a few schooling websites, the writer illustrates how educators realize the label’s power to redress problems with fairness, yet warns that it could actually additionally stigmatize the scholars so categorized. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices by way of academics and faculties really impact scholars, equivalent to classifying a lot of persons as poor. The textual content offers a old assessment, discusses the function of federal schooling coverage and educating, and comprises instruments to assist readers gather extra complicated, serious understandings of hazard in academic perform. After the “At-Risk” Label not just demanding situations the schooling group to reorient itself to a extra equitable discourse, it offers a framework for altering the structural stipulations of education to higher serve all students.

Book Features:

  • deals a severe appraisal of the way faculties, coverage, and lecturers could be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that bring about risk.
  • indicates how race and sophistication biases could be manifested within the “at-risk” identity process.
  • Outlines a framework for making feel of, and performing in accordance with, danger that attends to either the person and the institution.
  • Provides a suite of key questions, phrases, and an inventory of prolonged actions in every one chapter.

“In this ebook, Keffrelyn Brown takes the typical concept of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it's important that individuals who care for kids and teenagers grapple with the centrality of her notions. this can be a needs to read!”
Gloria Ladson-Billings, collage of Wisconsin–Madison

“In this significant and well timed booklet, Keffrelyn Brown offers a much-needed foundation for considerably rethinking even if chance should be a part of a severe social justice undertaking in education.”
David Gillborn, college of Birmingham, UK

“This booklet represents an audaciously real name to grasp extra approximately, to determine extra in, and do extra for college kids who've by some means gathered the label ‘at-risk!’”
H. Richard Milner IV, collage of Pittsburgh

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