By Keffrelyn D. Brown
This e-book examines how using the “at-risk” class and label creates difficulties for college kids and academics. Drawing from study throughout numerous schooling websites, the writer illustrates how educators realize the label’s strength to redress problems with fairness, yet warns that it will possibly additionally stigmatize the scholars so categorized. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices via lecturers and faculties truly impact scholars, corresponding to classifying a lot of persons as poor. The textual content presents a historic evaluate, discusses the position of federal schooling coverage and educating, and comprises instruments to aid readers collect extra complicated, severe understandings of possibility 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.
- deals a serious appraisal of ways faculties, coverage, and lecturers could be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that bring about risk.
- exhibits how race and sophistication biases could be manifested within the “at-risk” id process.
- Outlines a framework for making feel of, and performing in keeping with, threat that attends to either the person and the institution.
- Provides a collection of key questions, phrases, and an inventory of prolonged actions in every one chapter.
“In this publication, Keffrelyn Brown takes the typical concept of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it really is important that folks who take care of youngsters and teenagers grapple with the centrality of her notions. it is a needs to read!”
—Gloria Ladson-Billings, collage of Wisconsin–Madison
“In this crucial and well timed ebook, Keffrelyn Brown presents a much-needed foundation for extensively rethinking even if possibility should be a part of a severe social justice undertaking in education.”
—David Gillborn, college of Birmingham, UK
“This e-book represents an audaciously actual name to understand extra approximately, to work out extra in, and do extra for college kids who've by some means gathered the label ‘at-risk!’”
—H. Richard Milner IV, college 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