After the "At-Risk" Label: Reorienting Educational Policy by Keffrelyn D. Brown

By Keffrelyn D. Brown

This e-book examines how using the “at-risk” type and label creates difficulties for college kids and lecturers. 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 categorised. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices by way of lecturers and faculties truly have an effect on scholars, equivalent to classifying many people as poor. The textual content presents a ancient evaluation, discusses the position of federal schooling coverage and instructing, and comprises instruments to assist readers collect extra complicated, severe understandings of hazard in academic perform. After the “At-Risk” Label not just demanding situations the schooling neighborhood to reorient itself to a extra equitable discourse, it presents a framework for altering the structural stipulations of education to raised serve all students.

Book Features:

  • deals a serious appraisal of ways colleges, coverage, and lecturers will be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that bring about risk.
  • exhibits how race and sophistication biases may be manifested within the “at-risk” identity process.
  • Outlines a framework for making experience of, and performing in line with, threat that attends to either the person and the institution.
  • Provides a collection of key questions, phrases, and a listing of prolonged actions in each one chapter.

“In this ebook, Keffrelyn Brown takes the typical inspiration of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it really is central that folks who take care of childrens and teenagers grapple with the centrality of her notions. this can be a needs to read!”
Gloria Ladson-Billings, college of Wisconsin–Madison

“In this crucial and well timed publication, Keffrelyn Brown offers a much-needed foundation for noticeably rethinking even if danger will be a part of a serious 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 students who've in some way gathered the label ‘at-risk!’”
H. Richard Milner IV, college of Pittsburgh

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