Using Equity Audits To Create Equitable And Excellent Schools

Author: Linda Skrla
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412939321
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This resource demonstrates how equity audits can support increased achievement for all students, regardless of socio-economic class, and provides “inequity indicators” for evaluating your school.

Leadership For Increasingly Diverse Schools

Author: George Theoharis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663853
Size: 56.35 MB
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Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools provides both practicing and aspiring leaders with the theory, research, and practical guidance to lead socially just schools. Today’s schools are growing more pluralistic and diverse, and leadership is central to reversing long-standing trends of educational inequities, exclusion, and disparate school outcomes. This book helps readers sharpen their awareness of how multiple dimensions of diversity intersect as well as develop strategies for working with students of all socioeconomic statuses, races, religions, sexual orientations, languages, and special needs. Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools provides school leaders the tools to foster teaching and learning environments that promote educational equity and excellence for all students. Special Features: Each chapter focuses on a specific dimension of diversity and discusses intersectionality across other areas of difference, including ability/disability, linguistic diversity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and social frontiers. Chapters synthesize literature, provide practical strategies and tools, and include school-level and district-level cases illustrating inclusive leadership. End-of-chapter resources point readers toward further discussion of conceptual elements, practice connections, and research applications. A companion website features modifiable downloads and further resources for each chapter.

Confronting Equity Issues On Campus

Author: Estela Mara Bensimon
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579227104
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How can it be that 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, our institutions of higher education have still not found ways of reducing the higher education gaps for racial and ethnic groups? That is the question that informs and animates the Equity Scorecard model of organizational change. It shifts institutions’ focus from what students do (or fail to do) to what institutions can do—through their practices and structures, as well as the actions of their leaders and faculty—to produce equity in outcomes for racially marginalized populations. Drawing on the theory of action research, it creates a structure for practitioners to become investigators of their own institutional culture, to become aware of racial disparities, confront their own practices and learn how things are done on their own turf to ask: In what ways am I contributing to equity/inequity? The Equity Scorecard model differs significantly from traditional approaches to effecting change by creating institutional teams to examine and discuss internal data about student outcomes, disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The premise of the project is that institutional data acts as a powerful trigger for group learning about inequities in educational outcomes, and that the likelihood of improving those outcomes increases if the focus is on those things within the immediate control of the participating leaders and practitioners. Numerous institutions have successfully used The Equity Scorecard’s data tools and processes of self-reflection to uncover and document the behaviors and structures that lead to failure to retain and graduate students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with a history of unequal opportunity; and to create the climate for faculty and staff to take ownership of the issues and develop sustainable practices to eliminate racial disparities in academic performance. The Scorecard can be used at a small-scale to analyze individual courses or programs, as well as broader institutional issues. This book presents the underlying concept of funds of knowledge for race-conscious expertise that informs this process, describes its underlying theories; defines the attributes needed to achieve equity-minded practice; demonstrates, through examples of implementation, what different institutions have learned, and what they have achieved; and provides a blueprint for action for higher education as a whole. For college leaders, instructors and support staff who feel the pressure—moral or otherwise—to close the racial equity gap that their institutions produce year after year, this book provides the structure, knowledge and tools to do so. It is also of value to scholars and students of higher education who have an interest in the study of organizational change.

Teaching Practices From America S Best Urban Schools

Author: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921860
Size: 79.28 MB
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Discover the teaching practices that make the biggest difference in student performance! This practical, research-based book gives principals, teachers, and school administrators a direct, inside look at instructional practices from top award-winning urban schools. The authors provide detailed examples and analyses of these practices, and successfully demystify the achievement of these schools. They offer practical guides to help educators apply these successful practices in their own schools. Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools will be a valuable tool for any educator in both urban and non-urban schools-schools that serve diverse student populations, including English language learners and children from low-income families.

Teaching At Work

Author: Yeping Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463000828
Size: 22.23 MB
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This book presents a new and important scholarship on teaching, at the time when studies on teaching in teacher education are long overdue. This book is designed to put together such a set of chapters contributed by those teacher educators who are not only taking teaching as a professional practice, but also upholding teaching improvement as a scholarly pursuit that needs collaboration and systematic studies. Teaching at Work refers to not only the importance of effective teaching in K-12 classrooms and teacher preparation, but also the importance of taking teaching and its improvement as a subject of scholarly studies. In the field of teacher preparation, this book aims to make timely knowledge contribution and is positioned to stimulate further discussion and exploration on teaching and its improvement. The book contains 13 chapters by 35 scholars in the United States. This collection presents many innovative teaching practices and approaches as well as provides new insights into this topic of interest to teacher educators, researchers, and graduate students who wish to learn about various teaching approaches and practices for advancing teacher preparation.

Equity 101 The Equity Framework

Author: Curtis Linton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412995175
Size: 13.90 MB
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Based on the common characteristics observed in highly successful diverse schools, Equity 101 guides educational leaders in creating an environment where excellence is the norm.

Encounters With Materials In Early Childhood Education

Author: Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317588584
Size: 58.50 MB
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Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education rearticulates understandings of materials—blocks of clay, sheets of paper, brushes and paints—to formulate what happens when we think with materials and apply them to early childhood development and classrooms. The book develops ways of thinking about materials that are more sustainable and insightful than what most children in the Western world experience today through capitalist narratives. Through a series of ethnographic events and engagement with existing ideas of relationality in the visual arts, feminist ethics, science studies, philosophy, and anthropology, Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education highlights how materials can be conceptualized as active participants in early childhood education and generators of human insight. A variety of examples show how educators, young children, and researchers have engaged in thinking with materials in early years classrooms and explore what materials are capable of in their encounters with other materials and with children. Please visit the companion website at www.encounterswithmaterials.com for additional features, including interviews with the authors and the teachers featured in the book, videos and photographs of the classroom narratives described in these pages, and an ongoing blog of the authors’ ethnographic notes.

Leadership In America S Best Urban Schools

Author: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317412389
Size: 21.73 MB
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Leadership in America’s Best Urban Schools describes and demystifies the qualities that successful leaders rely on to make a difference at all levels of urban school leadership. Grounded in research, this volume reveals the multiple challenges that real urban elementary, middle, and high schools face as well as the catalysts for improvement. This insightful resource explores the critical leadership characteristics found in high-performing urban schools and gives leaders the tools to move their schools to higher levels of achievement for all students—but especially for those who are low-income, English-language learners, and from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. In shining a light on the essential qualities for exceptional leadership at all levels of urban schools, this book is a valuable guide for all educators and administrators to nurture, influence, support, and sustain excellence and equity at their schools.

The Principal S Handbook For Leading Inclusive Schools

Author: Julie Causton
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572988
Size: 50.72 MB
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Every principal and administrator will want this how-to book: the essential guide to bringing schoolwide inclusion from theory to practice.