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Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Creating High-Achievement Classrooms, Schools, and Districts / Edition 1

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Overview

This guideencourages school leaders and teachers to develop creative strategies for student equity and advancement using tools like accountability, equity audits, and proactive redundancy.

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Editorial Reviews

Deborah A. Drugan

"It brings into focus the many aspects of equity and equality in one source. It makes an excellent base for some meaningful discussion of these issues by those working with aspiring educator leaders, as well as those already in the field."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945864
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,005,024
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Joseph Scheurich is an associate professor in educational administration and the director of the Public School Executive Leadership Programs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of two books, Anti-Racist Scholarship and Research Method in the Postmodern, and coauthor with Bob Donmoyer and Michael Imber of another, The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration. In addition, he anda coauthorhave another book under contract and nearly completed, Equity and Accountability. He is the coeditor with Angela Valenzuela of the journal, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles in academic journals, including in Educational Researcher, Journal of Education Policy, Urban Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Education and Urban Society, and the International Journal of Leadership in Education, among others. He also writes newspaper editorials and for education journals, such as Phi Delta Kappan. His doctorate was earned at The Ohio State University.

Linda Skrla is Professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1997, Linda worked as a middle school and high school teacher and as a campus and district administrator in public schools. Her research focuses on educational equity issues in school leadership, including accountability policy, high success school districts, and women superintendents. Linda is Vice President of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Editor of Educational Administration Quarterly. She has published extensively in academic journals and has co-authored and co-edited five other books, the most recent of which is Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools (Corwin Press, 2009).

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Carl D. Glickman
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Working on the Dream
What We Will Cover in the Book
2. Learning To Believe the Dream Is Possible
Barriers to Believing
Learning to Believe
Conclusion
3. Standards and Curriculum
Why Use Standards?
The Necessity of Curriculum Alignment
How Allignment of Standards and Curriculum Works in Creating Equitable and Excellent Schools
Conclusion
4. Instruction and Classroom Climate
High Expectations and Respect
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Loving and Caring in the Classroom
Democratic, Collaborative Teaching Environments
Continual Development of Content Expertise
Discipline Problems Are Largely a Function of Inequity, a Lack of Caring, and Weak Instruction
Conclusion
5. Accountability and Appropriate Data Usage
Avoiding the Test Factory Response to Accountability
Using Accountability Positively for Equitable and Excellent Schooling
Conclusion
6. Using Data to Uncover and Erase Systemic Inequities
Applying Equity Audits to Gifted and Talented Program Data
Using Equity Audits on Special Education Data
Using Equity Audits on Discipline
A Process for Addressing Inequities Identified by Equity Audits
Using Equity Audits on Achievement Data and Teacher Quality Data
Conclusion
7. School Leadership and Continuous Improvement
Three Essential Characteristics of Leadership for Equity and Excellence
Sustaining Yourself as a Leader for Equity and Excellence
A Note for Campus and District Leaders on Building Leadership Capacity
A Note to Principals and District Leaders About Assistant Principals
Conclusion
8. Proactive Redundancy
Proactive Redundancy in the Classroom
Proactive Redundancy in Teacher Professional Development
Proactive Redundancy Involving District Support Staff
The Importance of Proactive Redundancy in Equitable and Excellent Schools
Conclusion
9. Deep Collaboration with Parents and Community
Conclusion
10. The Final Call: Working on the Dream Each Day in Every Way
What We See in the Future
Final Words, the Final Call
References
Index
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