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

By Keffrelyn D. Brown

This booklet examines how using the “at-risk” type and label creates difficulties for college kids and lecturers. Drawing from examine throughout numerous schooling websites, the writer illustrates how educators realize the label’s capability to redress problems with fairness, yet warns that it might additionally stigmatize the scholars so classified. Brown explores how the labeling and next practices through lecturers and colleges really have an effect on scholars, akin to classifying many people as poor. The textual content presents a historic evaluation, discusses the position of federal schooling coverage and instructing, and contains instruments to aid readers collect extra complicated, serious understandings of probability 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 raised serve all students.

Book Features:

  • deals a severe appraisal of ways colleges, coverage, and academics can be complicit in exacerbating stipulations that result in risk.
  • exhibits how race and sophistication biases can be manifested within the “at-risk” id process.
  • Outlines a framework for making experience of, and appearing in accordance 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 proposal of ‘at-risk’ and turns it on its head. it really is primary that individuals who take care of kids and teenagers grapple with the centrality of her notions. it is a needs to read!”
Gloria Ladson-Billings, collage of Wisconsin–Madison

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

“This booklet represents an audaciously actual 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, collage of Pittsburgh

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