Privileged Thinking in Today's Schools: The Implications for Social Justice

Privileged Thinking in Today's Schools: The Implications for Social Justice

by David Barnett, Carol Christian, Richard Hughes, Rocky Wallace
     
 

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In this collection of scenarios and episodes, many of which were experienced by the authors in their years as school administrators, you will find an array of provocative examples of social injustice in the classroom, and what you can do to prevent it in your own school community.See more details below

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In this collection of scenarios and episodes, many of which were experienced by the authors in their years as school administrators, you will find an array of provocative examples of social injustice in the classroom, and what you can do to prevent it in your own school community.

Editorial Reviews

Stu Silberman
The authors provide a reality check regarding the importance of culture and relationships in today’s schools and the powerful impact they have on kids. This needs to be required reading for all new teachers and administrators. This book is a true difference maker!
Dr. Terry Holliday
The culture of a classroom, school, or district can be the make-or-break for student success. In this book, the authors present examples of toxic cultures in our schools that need to be addressed and then provide guiding questions to prompt readers toward action to create healthy cultures. This book offers a wonderful approach to learning and leading through story telling. It draws the reader into the book and makes an emotional impact that will drive change.”
Anthony S. Muhammad
The authors of this great work dare to see schools as more than centers for test preparation. They remind us that schools can be real agents of social change and cultivators of humanity!
Brady Link
After reading this book, there is no doubt readers will be moved to change some of the practices we all employ as educators. There are few times in one’s life that reading a book can change the way we think about education. But for me, this was such a moment. I only wish I could have had the opportunity to see this error in my ways much earlier.
Cathy Lynne Gunn
This book is on point with many of the issues that plague today's schools and asks thoughtful questions that present an opportunity for needed introspection for school leaders and professional learning communities. Readers, be ready for some honest reflection—the authors have given us a chance to address some social wrongs and privileged thinking so that today's children are provided a just environment in which to learn and excel.
Anthony S. Muhammad PhD
The authors of this great work dare to see schools as more than centers for test preparation. They remind us that schools can be real agents of social change and cultivators of humanity!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607099703
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.32(d)

What People are saying about this

Terry Holliday
The culture of a classroom, school, or district can be the make-or-break for student success. In this book, the authors present examples of toxic cultures in our schools that need to be addressed and then provide guiding questions to prompt readers toward action to create healthy cultures. This book offers a wonderful approach to learning and leading through story telling. It draws the reader into the book and makes an emotional impact that will drive change.”
Cathy Lynne Gunn
This book is on point with many of the issues that plague today's schools and asks thoughtful questions that present an opportunity for needed introspection for school leaders and professional learning communities. Readers, be ready for some honest reflection—the authors have given us a chance to address some social wrongs and privileged thinking so that today's children are provided a just environment in which to learn and excel.
Anthony S. Muhammad
The authors of this great work dare to see schools as more than centers for test preparation. They remind us that schools can be real agents of social change and cultivators of humanity!
Stu Silberman
The authors provide a reality check regarding the importance of culture and relationships in today’s schools and the powerful impact they have on kids. This needs to be required reading for all new teachers and administrators. This book is a true difference maker!
Brady Link
After reading this book, there is no doubt readers will be moved to change some of the practices we all employ as educators. There are few times in one’s life that reading a book can change the way we think about education. But for me, this was such a moment. I only wish I could have had the opportunity to see this error in my ways much earlier.

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