ERIC Number: EJ426443
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Children and Families "At Risk": Etiology, Critique, and Alternative Paradigms.
Swadener, Elizabeth Blue
Educational Foundations, v4 n4 p17-39 Fall 1990
Examines the etiology, critiques, and alternative paradigms of the "at-risk" label, noting ways in which the use of that label is racist, classist, and paternalistic. The term "at risk" has become a cliche in some professional and public cultures which does a disservice to many children, families, and groups. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Etiology, Family Characteristics, High Risk Students, Labeling (of Persons), Majority Attitudes, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Bias, Self Esteem, Social Bias, Social Class, Stereotypes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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