Courageous Conversations About Race

A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

Author: Glenn E. Singleton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483388476

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, schools, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels! This updated edition of the bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence. NEW! Revised Courageous Conversation Compass NEW! Racial autobiographies NEW! Case study on St. Paul Public Schools, which has stayed on track with the Courageous Conversation protocol and framework NEW! Links to video segments of the author describing the work REVISED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders REVISED! Action and implementation steps

More Courageous Conversations About Race

Author: Glenn E. Singleton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412992664

Category: Education

Page: 337

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In this companion to his best-selling book, Singleton presents first-person vignettes and a detailed case study showing educators how to usher in courageous conversations to ignite systemic transformation.

Courageous Conversations

The Teaching and Learning of Pastoral Supervision

Author: William R. DeLong

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761850163

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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This book discusses the complexities of pastoral supervision. Topics addressed are pragmatic aspects of supervision, for pastors in local congregations who supervise seminary interns to well-developed theoretical aspects of supervisory education utilized in clinical pastoral education. Readers will benefit from theoretical viewpoints and practical hands-on application to their ministry.

Courageous Conversations at Work

How to create a high performing team where people love to work

Author: Larry Reynolds

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784624292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This practical book will help you to master the key conversations you need to create a high performing team where people love to work. Do you manage a team of people? Do you want some useful tips for getting your people to deliver consistently great results? This practical book will help you to master the key conversations you need to create a high performing team. This book doesn’t just tell you what to do – it shows you the practical steps you can take to make a habit of courageous conversations at work. Courageous Conversations provides steps on how to deliver great feedback, set clear, properly resourced objectives, build trust, motivate even the most disengaged staff, lead problem-solving conversations that deliver measurable and positive progress, and coach people for higher levels of performance. It also explains when and where you should use courageous conversations. Whether you want to tackle the under-performers, engage the high performers, or help everyone in the team to find more fulfilment at work, Courageous Conversations is the book for you.

Teaching As Leadership

The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap

Author: Teach For America,Steven Farr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470593066

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

Equity 101- The Equity Framework

Author: Curtis Linton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412995175

Category: Education

Page: 165

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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.

The Bee Eater

Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District

Author: Richard Whitmire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118058053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up. The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate ? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an "exit" interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her.

Culturally Proficient Leadership

The Personal Journey Begins Within

Author: Raymond D. Terrell,Randall B. Lindsey

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412969166

Category: Education

Page: 171

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Addressing a broad range of equity issues, this interactive guide provides reflective questions and personal narratives to help leaders examine how underlying beliefs affect leadership practice.

Raising Race Questions

Whiteness and Inquiry in Education

Author: Ali Michael

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807773417

Category: Education

Page: 173

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Conversations about race can be confusing, contentious, and frightening, particularly for White people. Even just asking questions about race can be scary because we are afraid of what our questions might reveal about our ignorance or bias. Raising Race Questions invites teachers to use inquiry as a way to develop sustained engagement with challenging racial questions and to do so in community so that they learn how common their questions actually are. It lays out both a process for getting to questions that lead to growth and change, as well as a vision for where engagement with race questions might lead. Race questions are not meant to lead us into a quagmire of guilt, discomfort, or isolation. Sustained race inquiry is meant to lead to anti-racist classrooms, positive racial identities, and a restoration of the wholeness of spirit and community that racism undermines. Book Features: Case studies of expert and experienced White teachers who still have questions about race. Approaches for talking about race in the K–12 classroom. Strategies for facilitating race conversations among adults. A variety of different resources useful in the teacher inquiry groups described in the book. Research with teachers, not on teachers, including written responses from each teacher whose classroom is featured in the book. “In Raising Race Questions Ali Michael is an excavator, determined to dig into every unexplored crevice of White teachers’ experiences with race in order to unearth the complex realities of racism and schooling, and a model of reflective inquiry, willing to lay herself and her assumptions bare in service to the reader's consciousness and her own. This book grew my consciousness in multiple ways, and that is the greatest gift an author can give me.” —Paul Gorski, founder, EdChange, associate professor, George Mason University “Ali Michael has a gift for getting people talking. This must-read book captures her ‘magic’ and shares useful strategies for teachers and schools working to develop their racial proficiency. As a White teacher engaged in this work, I've watched these tools help educators support one another as they make mistakes, reflect, and grow together.” —Lynn Eckerman, Teacher, Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

A Leader's Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds

Author: Edward Fergus

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506343376

Category: Education

Page: 264

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When the numbers don’t lie, this is your guide to doing what’s right If your school is faced with a disproportionate rate of suspensions, gifted program enrollment, or special education referrals for students of color, this book shows how you can uncover the root causes and rally your staff to face the challenge head on. You will: Understand how bias creates barriers to the success of students of color Know what questions to ask and what data to analyze Create your own road map for becoming an equity-driven school, with staff activities, data collection forms, checklists, and progress monitoring tools

Teacher Agency for Equity

A Framework for Conscientious Engagement

Author: Raquel Rios

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351713981

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book provides educators with a conceptual framework to explore and develop authenticity and agency for equity. In response to growing cynicism within the field of education, Raquel Rios argues that in order to become authentic agents of change, teachers must take a stance of mindful inquiry and examine the role of a teacher within the broader socio-political context. By utilizing the six principles of Conscientious Engagement, teachers can expand their awareness of the power of language and thought, the complex nature our professional relationships, and how we channel energy in ways that can impede or strengthen our work for equity. Full of real-world stories and input from practitioners in the field, this book helps teachers of all levels develop the skills and confidence to grapple with tough philosophical and ethical questions related to social justice and equity, such as: What is poverty consciousness and what responsibility do we owe students who come from poorer communities? How does racist ideology impact our thinking and practice in education? How can we tap into an evolutionary consciousness and collective purpose in order to transform how we advocate for equity? How can we expand our professional network for the integration of new ideas? How can teachers really make a difference that matters, a difference that extends beyond the four walls of the classroom?

Learning in a Burning House

Educational Inequality, Ideology, and (dis)integration

Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807751770

Category: Education

Page: 129

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The negative consequences of school desegregation on Black communities in the United States are well documented in education research. Learning in a Burning House is the first book to offer a historical look at the desegregation dilemma with clear recommendations for what must be done to ensure Black student success in today's schools. This important book centers race and voice in the desegregation discourse, examining and reconceptualizing the meaning of "equal education." Featuring the unique perspectives of Black school leaders, Horsford provides a critical race analysis of how racism has undermined the integration ideal and the subsequent schooling of Black children. Most importantly, the book discusses how meaningful education reform must be grounded in a moral activist vision of equal education through a cross-racial commitment to racial literacy, realism, reconstruction, and reconciliation in our schoools and society. With an engaging style that invites us on a journey of discovery, Learning in a Burning House presents new insights into Black education and proposes leadership and policy solutions that can be immediately adopted to improve urban education.

Education of a White Parent

Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools

Author: Susan Naimark

Publisher: Levellers Press

ISBN: 193714612X

Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 192

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Soon after enrolling her older son in a Boston public elementary school, Susan Naimark began to see that opportunities offered to her kids were often unavailable to their classmates of color. In The Education of a White Parent Naimark candidly describes her sometimes faltering efforts to create change in the school system, tracing what turns out to be the gradual transformation of a dismayed parent into a parent leader, school board member, and advocate for equal opportunities for all students. She acknowledges that the problem of racial privilege is overwhelmingly complex and freighted with awkwardness and frustration, but she asserts with humble confidence that it is not intractable. Alongside compelling stories about her experiences, Naimark discusses numerous national studies, identifying the pattern of inequities in public schools and some signs of progress. In a clear, conversational tone, Naimark shares what she has learned about navigating school bureaucracies, collaborating across race, and achieving results that benefit all kids.

Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations about Race

A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

Author: Glenn Eric Singleton,Curtis Linton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781412941563

Category: Education

Page: 58

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Designed to complement the best-selling 'Courageous Conversations About Race', this facilitator's guide shows how to use professional development events to help educational leaders examine the achievement gap through the prism of race.

Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real about Race in School

Author: Mica Pollock

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458784371

Category:

Page: 760

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Which acts by educators are ''racist'' and which are ''antiracist''? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be ''racial,'' deal with racial inequality and ''diversity,'' and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the ''n-word'' to valuing students' home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools

Author: George Theoharis,Martin Scanlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663853

Category: Education

Page: 228

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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.

Dynamics of Social Class, Race, and Place in Rural Education

Author: Craig B. Howley

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781623965631

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Half the world's population lives in rural places, but education scholars and policy makers worldwide give little attention to rural of education. Indeed, most national systems, including in the developed world, treat their educational systems as institutions to"modernize" the global economy. The authors in this volume have different concerns. They are rural education scholars from Australia, Canada, the United States, and Kyrgyzstan, and here their focus is the dynamics of social class: in particular rural schools but also in rural schooling as a local manifestation of a national (and the global) system. For the most part, the volume comprises relevant empirical reports, but none neglects theory, and some privilege theory and interpretation. First and last chapters introduce the texts and synthesize their joint and separate meanings. What are the implications of place for social class? How do class dynamics manifest differently in more and less racially homogeneous rural communities? How does place affect class and how might class affect place? How doesschooling in rural communities reproduce or interrupt social-class mobility across generations? The chapters engage such questions more completely than other volumes in rural education, not as afinal word or interm summary, but as an opening to an important lineof inquiry thus far largely neglected in rural education scholarship.

Walking the Equity Talk

A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities

Author: John Robert Browne II

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141299781X

Category: Education

Page: 385

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For educational leaders serious about ending student outcome disparities, Culturally Courageous Leadership can empower all school stakeholders to ensure that equity initiatives are successful.