By Keffrelyn D. Brown
This e-book examines how using the “at-risk” class and label creates difficulties for college students and academics. Drawing from examine throughout quite a few schooling websites, the writer illustrates how educators realize the label’s capability to redress problems with fairness, yet warns that it will possibly additionally stigmatize the scholars so classified. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices by way of lecturers and colleges truly impact scholars, similar to classifying a lot of persons as poor. The textual content offers a historic assessment, discusses the function of federal schooling coverage and instructing, and contains instruments to assist readers gather extra advanced, serious understandings of threat in academic perform. After the “At-Risk” Label not just demanding situations the schooling group to reorient itself to a extra equitable discourse, it presents a framework for altering the structural stipulations of education to higher serve all students.
- deals a severe appraisal of ways colleges, coverage, and lecturers might be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that result in risk.
- indicates how race and sophistication biases will be manifested within the “at-risk” id process.
- Outlines a framework for making experience of, and performing in keeping with, possibility that attends to either the person and the institution.
- Provides a collection of key questions, phrases, and a listing of prolonged actions in every one chapter.
“In this e-book, Keffrelyn Brown takes the typical proposal of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it really is crucial that folks who care for childrens and teenagers grapple with the centrality of her notions. it is a needs to read!”
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, college of Wisconsin–Madison
“In this crucial and well timed publication, Keffrelyn Brown presents a much-needed foundation for appreciably rethinking even if threat may be a part of a severe social justice undertaking in education.”
—David Gillborn, collage of Birmingham, UK
“This publication represents an audaciously real name to grasp extra approximately, to work out extra in, and do extra for college kids who've one way or the other collected the label ‘at-risk!’”
—H. Richard Milner IV, collage of Pittsburgh
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After the "At-Risk" Label: Reorienting Educational Policy and Practice (Disability, Culture, and Equity Series) by Keffrelyn D. Brown