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” class and label creates difficulties for college students and academics. Drawing from learn throughout a variety of schooling websites, the writer illustrates how educators realize the label’s strength to redress problems with fairness, yet warns that it might additionally stigmatize the scholars so categorised. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices via lecturers and faculties truly impact scholars, corresponding to classifying many people as poor. The textual content presents a old evaluation, discusses the function of federal schooling coverage and instructing, and contains instruments to assist readers collect extra advanced, serious understandings of chance in academic perform. After the “At-Risk” Label not just demanding situations the schooling neighborhood 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 ways faculties, coverage, and lecturers can be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that result in risk.
  • indicates how race and sophistication biases may be manifested within the “at-risk” id process.
  • Outlines a framework for making experience of, and performing in accordance with, possibility that attends to either the person and the institution.
  • Provides a suite of key questions, phrases, and an inventory of prolonged actions in each one chapter.

“In this booklet, Keffrelyn Brown takes the typical thought of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it's significant that individuals who take care of young ones and youths 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 offers a much-needed foundation for substantially rethinking no matter if possibility could be a part of a severe social justice undertaking in education.”
David Gillborn, college of Birmingham, UK

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

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