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.

Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools

Author: George Theoharis,Martin Scanlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663845

Category: Education

Page: 252

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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.

Leadership and Diversity

Challenging Theory and Practice in Education

Author: Jacky Lumby,Marianne Coleman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848604564

Category: Education

Page: 160

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'What makes this book stand out in the crowd is the engaging approach the authors have taken to present their argument and the novel treatment they offer of diversity and diversity management...a must-read for anyone in a leadership position or interested in investigating education leadership and diversity' - Gender and Education 'The authors should be congratulated for tackling the crucial topic of diversity within educational leadership....the book makes a major contribution to the small but emergent body of studies in this area' - Journal of Educational Administration & History 'This book sets out a central aim of stimulating reflection on diversity and implications for leaders in education. It also aims to support the development of practice. It is a useful book for those involved in educational management and for policy makers at all levels' - ESCalate 'The authors challenge the reader to reconsider leadership theory in light of notions of social justice and diversity, and to put into place newly articulated frameworks for action...The text is richly supported by strong empirical research and a sometimes-intricate philosophical approach in making its case for justice and fairness in education and beyond' - Choice Magazine What do we mean by diversity? Why is it an important issue for leaders of schools, colleges and universities? As society becomes increasingly diverse, there is significant international awareness in education about how this impacts on leaders and leadership. For decades the emphasis has been placed on increasing the number of leaders with specific attributes, such as women or those from ethnic minorities, to encourage a true representation of society. This far-reaching book takes a wider view, challenging the reader to recognise the importance of diversity issues and to embed diversity as central within leadership theory and practice. Drawing on their extensive research the authors establish a clear understanding of what diversity means and use this to develop a distinct approach to conceiving leadership, preparing leaders and acting as leaders. They explain how diversity should be a holistic issue which touches every aspect of leadership and is vital to ensuring effective and appropriate leadership for education in pluralist societies. The authors explore the history of approaches to addressing inequities in access to leadership positions and the experience of leadership, from equal opportunities, to diversity and inclusion, to capabilities approaches. The book also proposes fundamental and concrete changes that leaders can undertake both in their own and their organisation's practice, to reflect a real commitment to social justice in a diverse society.

Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills

A Guide for Leaders in Linguistically Diverse Schools

Author: Nonie K. Lesaux,Emily Phillips Galloway,Sky H. Marietta

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526497

Category: Education

Page: 196

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In our knowledge-based society, K–8 students need to develop increasingly sophisticated skills to read, write, and speak for a wide variety of purposes and audiences. Including an extended case example from a linguistically diverse school (nearly 75% English learners), this book guides school leaders to design and implement advanced literacy instruction through four key shifts: strengthening the instructional core, giving data a central role, using a shared curriculum, and providing supportive and tailored professional development. Reproducible forms and templates facilitate planning and implementation of schoolwide initiatives. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities

How Leaders Go Beyond Inclusion

Author: Colleen A. Capper,Elise M. Frattura

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412966955

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Provides an introduction for schools to shift their special learning programs to inclusive services.

Community, Diversity, and Conflict Among Schoolteachers

The Ties that Blind

Author: Betty Achinstein

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807741740

Category: Education

Page: 179

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Using richly textured case studies of two very different schools, the author shows when teachers enact reforms in the name of community, what often emerges is conflict. Whether dealing with issues of teachers collaboration or how to meet the needs of a diverse student population, conflicts within professional communities reflect important differences of beliefs and practices. This book reframes conflict as constructive in building educational communities that learn and promote democratic values in schools.

Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

How to Measure Equity in Our Schools

Author: Ruth S. Johnson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360644

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This updated edition of Setting Our Sights outlines the five stages for equity reform while clearly explaining research findings and offering practical tools and examples.

Educational Change and the Political Process

Author: Dana L. Mitra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315531755

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Educational Change and the Political Process brings together key ideas on both the system of educational policy and the policy process in the United States. It provides students with a broad, methodical understanding of educational policy. No other textbook offers as comprehensive a view of the U.S. educational policy procedure and political systems. Section I discusses the actors and systems that create and implement policy on both the federal and the local level; Section II walks students through the policy process from idea to implementation to evaluation; and Section III delves into three major forces driving the creation of educational policies in the current era—accountability, equity, and market-driven reforms. Each chapter provides case studies, discussion questions, and classroom activities to scaffold learning, as well as a bibliography for further reading to deepen exploration of these topics.

School Leadership and Complexity Theory

Author: Keith Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135140537

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Interest in complexity theory, a relation of chaos theory, has become well established in the business community in recent years. Complexity theory argues that systems are complex interactions of many parts which cannot be predicted by accepted linear equations. In this book, Keith Morrison introduces complexity theory to the world of education, drawing out its implications for school leadership. He suggests that schools are complex, nonlinear and unpredictable systems, and that this impacts significantly within them. As schools race to keep up with change and innovation, he suggests that it is possible to find order without control and to lead without coercion. Key areas: * schools and self-organisation * leadership for self-organisation * supporting emergence through the learning organisation * schools and their environments * communication * fitness landscapes This book will be of interest to headteachers and middle managers, and those on higher level courses in educational leadership and management.

Critical Race Theory in Education

All God's Children Got a Song

Author: Adrienne D. Dixson,Celia K. Rousseau Anderson,Jamel K. Donnor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131748701X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Appropriate for both students curious about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and established scholars, Critical Race Theory in Education is a valuable guide to how this theoretical lens can help better understand and seek solutions to educational inequity. While CRT has been established as a vital theoretical framework for understanding the ways race-neutral policies and laws sustain and promote racial inequity, questions around how to engage and use CRT remain. This second edition of Critical Race Theory in Education evaluates the role of CRT in the field of higher education, answering important questions about how we should understand and account for racial disparities in our school systems. Parts I and II trace the roots of CRT from the legal scholarship in which it originated to the educational discourse in which it now resides. A much-anticipated Part III examines contemporary issues in racial discourse and offers all-important practical methods for adopting CRT in the classroom.

Learning from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Using Inquiry to Inform Practice

Author: Joan C. Fingon,Sharon H. Ulanoff

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753440

Category: Education

Page: 198

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This resource guide looks at new classroom-based literacy research that supports all learners, including culturally and linguistically diverse students. The authors demonstrate how teachers and researchers develop instructional practices based on multiple languages and the literacy contexts of their schools. They describe classrooms where literacy and learning is encouraged and respected, highlighting best practices for classrooms that include English language learners. This valuable book will inform all educators interested in classroom literacy research and how it supports achievement for diverse students. It features contributions from authors at the forefront of teacher research that hold the most promise for initiating change. Contributors: Josephine Arce, Diane Brantley, Sandra A. Butvilofsky, Susan Courtney, Gregory J. Cramer, Elizabeth Padilla Detwiler, Virginia Gonzalez, Dana L. Grisham, Shira Lubliner, Jodene Kersten Morrell, Sandra Liliana Pucci, Alice Quiocho, Ambika G. Raj, Richard Rogers

Reaching Higher

Author: Rhona S. WEINSTEIN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674045041

Category: Education

Page: 359

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Drawing upon a generation of research on self-fulfilling prophecies in education, Reaching Higher argues that our expectations of children are often too low. Weinstein shows that children typed early as "not very smart" can go on to accomplish far more than is expected of them by an educational system with too narrow a definition of ability. She faults the system, pointing out that teachers themselves are harnessed by policies that do not enable them to reach higher for all children.

Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses

Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America's Public Schools

Author: Eric A. Hanushek,Alfred A. Lindseth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830251

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students remain far behind their more advantaged peers. In this book, Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth trace the history of reform efforts and conclude that the principal focus of both courts and legislatures on ever-increasing funding has done little to improve student achievement. Instead, Hanushek and Lindseth propose a new approach: a performance-based system that directly links funding to success in raising student achievement. This system would empower and motivate educators to make better, more cost-effective decisions about how to run their schools, ultimately leading to improved student performance. Hanushek and Lindseth have been important participants in the school funding debate for three decades. Here, they draw on their experience, as well as the best available research and data, to show why improving schools will require overhauling the way financing, incentives, and accountability work in public education.

Educational Leadership And Management: Developing Insights And Skills

Developing Insights and Skills

Author: Coleman, Marianne,Glover, Derek

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236081

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Demonstrates the insights and skills needed by leaders in education in an increasingly diverse society. This book integrates theory with practice by presenting a real life scenario in each chapter. It promotes an ethical stance based on values of social justice and equity with a strong focus on cultural diversity.

Reframing the Path to School Leadership

A Guide for Teachers and Principals

Author: Lee G. Bolman,Terrence E. Deal

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452271399

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Powerful mental tools for navigating the complicated issues of everyday school life! Ideal for new and experienced educators, this second edition of the bestseller presents dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how reframing challenges can generate tremendous potential for classroom and school leadership. This updated edition provides leadership lesson summaries, solid strategies, and reflective questions that help teachers and principals grow through the use of four defining lenses: Political: individual versus group power Human resources: individual needs and motives Structural: clear goals and responsibilities Symbolic: culture, meaning, belief, and faith

Administrators Solving the Problems of Practice

Decision-making Concepts, Cases, and Consequences

Author: Wayne K. Hoy,Clemens John Tarter

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205508013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Tested in hundreds of classrooms, this text is a student favorite that brings eight classical models of decision making to life, creating useful tools in developing strategies to solve real-life problems. The frameworks include; classical, administrative, incremental, mixes scanning, political, and garbage can models as well as two models of shared decision making. After illustrating the use of these decision-making models to analyze and develop solution strategies, students have the opportunity to explore about fifty actual cases to build their own analyses and solution strategies. New, contemporary cases have been added to this edition throughout the text as well as a final chapter that encourages cooperative learning by incorporating a comprehensive case study to be handled as a group project.

Diversity and Leadership

Author: Jean Lau Chin,Joseph E. Trimble

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, many remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership, by Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble, offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains—research on leadership and research on diversity—to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.

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.

English Language Learners at School

A Guide for Administrators

Author: Else V. Hamayan,Rebecca Diane Freeman

Publisher: Caslon Incorporated

ISBN: 9781934000045

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 268

View: 1892

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Includes a free subscription to a companion website. This book is not returnable if the shrink wrap is damaged or removed.

White Folks

Race and Identity in Rural America

Author: Timothy J Lensmire

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351719092

Category:

Page: N.A

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White Folks explores the experiences and stories of eight white people from a small farming community in northern Wisconsin. It examines how white people learn to be 'white' and reveals how white racial identity is dependent on people of color-even in situations where white people have little or no contact with racial others. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Delores, Frank, William, Erin, Robert, Libby, and Stan, as well as on his own experiences growing up in this same rural community, Lensmire creates a portrait of white people that highlights how their relations to people of color and their cultures are seldom simple and are characterized not just by fear and rejection, but also by attraction, envy, and desire. White Folks helps readers recognize the profound ambivalence that has characterized white thinking and feeling in relation to people of color for at least the last two hundred years. There is nothing smooth about the souls of white folks. Current antiracist work is often grounded in a white privilege framework that has proven ineffective - in part because it reduces white people to little more than the embodiment of privilege. Lensmire provides an alternative that confronts the violence at the core of white racial selves that has become increasingly visible in American society and politics, but that also illuminates conflicts and complexities there.