Embracing risk in urban education curiosity, creativity, and courage in the era of "no excuses" and relay race reform /

"Ginsberg argues that in the effort to reduce the achievement gap and mitigate the pejorative label of "at-risk," we are in danger of eliminating risk from education entirely. This is especially the case in urban schools with large numbers of poor and minority students. Ginsberg explo...

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Author / Creator: Ginsberg, Alice E.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, [2012]
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • When RISK is a four letter word
  • Why embrace risk in education?
  • The new three Rs: relay race reform: unpacking the language of twenty-first century school reform and policy
  • A mission to question: Inquiry, creativity, and risk: the Science Leadership Academy (SLA)
  • Courageous conversations: teaching, cultural identity, and risk: the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures School (FACTS)
  • When Superman is delayed: social justice, student activism, and risk: Parkway NW School for Peace and Social Justice
  • Unlocking the schoolyard gate: geography, community, and risk: the Wissahickon Charter School
  • Appendix : Contemporary educators respond: "How would you define embracing risk in urban education?"