TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING THROUGH RESTORATIVE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

Amy vatne bintliff

author of

RE-ENGAGING DISCONNECTED YOUTH

 
 

As many young adults continue to disengage with learning each day, teachers and administrators struggle to find programming that re-engages secondary students with their schooling and communities.  This book profiles one program that succeeds in doing so, and should 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, this book is an in-depth, qualitative study of the ways the program transformed adult and youth perceptions of trust, connections, schooling, and human rights.  This book breaks down stereotypes about youth labeled “at-risk” and provides evidence that it is never too late to become passionate about learning.

 
Re-engaging Disconnected Youth: Transformative Learning Through Restorative and Social Justice Education

“...Amy Vatne Bintliff achieves that for which many in the education world are desperate: a seamless, integrated marriage of research-informed theory and on-the-ground, practical application...”

~Paul Gorski; Assistant Professor, Integrative Studies, George Mason University; Founder of EdChange

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Re-engaging Disconnected Youth: Transformative Learning Through Restorative and Social Justice Education
 

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