Equitable schools equal high achievement for all students!
This invaluable book provides an expanding awareness of equity issues to not only principals and district leaders, but also school equity committees. From the novice to the experienced school leader, readers will discover how to create a learning community that erases achievement gaps and welcomes students of all backgrounds. This new volume in the Leading Achievement Series provides action steps for:
- Establishing a climate that promotes equity
- Empowering and supervising staff to accelerate change
- Garnering support and involvement from students and the community
- Assessing progress toward equity and sustaining growth
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Why Leading for Equity and Diversity Is Important Current Contexts The Moral Imperative Knowledge, Difference, and Diversity Frameworks for Action Chapter Summary Case Study: Negotiating Barriers to Student Success Reflection Activity Principals' Action Steps2. Leading the Equitable School: Foundational Understandings Purposes of Education Exclusion and Oppression Power Privilege Working in Systems of Accountability Inclusive Leadership Chapter Summary Case Study: The Field Trip Plan Reflection Activity Principals' Action Steps3. The Personal Journey Social and Cultural Identities (De)constructing Narratives Stalking Our Stories: Unearthing, Unraveling, Understanding, and Unfolding Acknowledging Your Power Awareness and Reflection Learning for Inclusivity and Collaboration Chapter Summary Case Study: An Early Story of School Reflection Activity Principals' Action Steps4. Creating a School Climate That Promotes Equity School Climate and Leadership School Climate and Family and Community Partnerships School Climate and Expectations for Students School Climate and Student Outcomes Chapter Summary Case Study: Prevention Is the Key Reflection Activity Principals' Action Steps5. Working With Staff Being Strategic Norms of Operation Facilitating Courageous Conversations Catalysts for Discussion Understanding Communication Styles Dealing With Overt Acts of Harassment Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy Inclusive Approaches to Supervision Chapter Summary Case Study: "Stuck" in the Library Reflection Activity: Critically Questioning Daily Practices Principals' Action Steps6. Working With Students Inclusive Curriculum The Mirrors and Windows Concept Student Leadership and Voice Social Justice Initiatives Honoring Noncurricular Skills and Contributions Chapter Summary Case Study: What's it all About? Reflection Activity Principals' Action Steps7. Working With Community What Is a Family? School, Family, and Community Partnerships Articulating a Vision for Parent Engagement Getting to Know Your Community Building Communication Capacity Building for Family and Community Engagement and Partnerships Reducing and Eliminating Barriers Chapter Summary Case Study: Trouble With Penguins Reflection Activity 1 Reflection Activity 2 Principals' Action Steps8. Assessing Progress Equity and Reflective Practice The Equity WalkTools and Resources Equity Walk Matrix and Reflective Questions Six Levels of Workplace Cultural Proficiency (Workplace and School Settings) Stalking Our Stories, Knowing Our Selves Building a Cultural Profile Ladder of Inference James A. Banks's Inclusive Curriculum Framework Acknowledging Power WheelReferencesIndex