Embracing risk in urban education : curiosity, creativity, and courage in the era of "no excuses" and relay race reform
Source:Rowman & Littlefield Education, Lanham, Md., p.149 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb LC4093 .P5 G56 2012
Keywords:Children with social disabilities--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Case studies, Education, School improvement programs--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Case studies, Urban--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Case studies
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.; Summary: "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 explores alternative approaches to student achievement at four dynamic Philadelphia public schools"-- Provided by publisher.