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Re-engaging Disconnected Youth

Transformative Learning through Restorative and Social Justice Education – Revised Edition

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Amy Vatne Bintliff

As many young adults continue to disengage with learning each day, teachers and administrators struggle to find ways to re-engage secondary students with their schooling and communities. Re-engaging Disconnected Youth profiles a program that succeeds in doing so, one that can serve as a model for others. In a Midwestern alternative school, three teachers built a curriculum around hands-on learning, restorative justice Talking Circles, and multicultural education, in the hopes that it would re-engage and inspire youth. Drawing on Adult Transformative Learning Theory, the book is an in-depth, qualitative study of the ways the program transformed adult and youth perceptions of trust, connections, schooling and human rights. It breaks down stereotypes about youth labeled «at-risk» and provides evidence that it is never too late to become passionate about learning. This new revised edition includes updated research and a chapter exploring the impact of the program on middle school youth.

BIC Classifications

  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Educational strategies & policy (JNF)
        • Multicultural education (JNFR)
      • Schools (JNL)
        • Secondary schools (JNLC)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)
        • Teacher training (JNMT)
      • Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs (JNS)
        • Teaching of physically disabled students (JNSC)

BISAC Classifications

  • Education (EDU)
    • EDUCATION / Elementary (EDU010000)
    • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education (EDU020000)
    • EDUCATION / Secondary (EDU025000)
    • Special Education (EDU026)
      • EDUCATION / Special Education / Behavioral, Emotional & Social Disabilities (EDU026050)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Educational strategies & policy (JNF)
      • Schools (JNL)
        • Secondary schools (JNLC)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)
        • Teacher training (JNMT)
      • Teaching of students with special educational needs (JNS)
        • Teaching of students with physical impairment or disability (JNSC)
  • Health, Relationships & Personal development (V)
    • Self-help & personal development (VS)
      • Advice on education (VSK)