Ability, Equity, and Culture: Sustaining Inclusive Urban Education Reform

Ability, Equity, and Culture: Sustaining Inclusive Urban Education Reform

by Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Kathleen King Thorius

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This comprehensive book is grounded in the authentic experiences of educators who have done, and continue to do, the messy everyday work of transformative school reform. The work of these contributors, in conjunction with research done under the aegis of the National Institute of Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), demonstrates how schools and classrooms can move from a deficit model to a culturally responsive model that works for all learners. To strengthen relationships between research and practice, chapters are coauthored by a practitioner/researcher team and include a case study of an authentic urban reform situation. This volume will help practitioners, reformers, and researchers make use of emerging knowledge and culturally responsive pedagogy to implement reforms that are more congruent with the strengths and needs of urban education contexts.

Contributors: Sue Abplanalp, Cynthia Alexander, Alfredo J. Artiles, David R. Garcia, Dorothy F. Garrison-Wade, JoEtta Gonzales, Taucia Gonzalez, Cristina Santamaría Graff, Donna Hart-Tervalon, Jack C. Jorgensen, Elaine Mulligan, Sheryl Petty, Samantha Paredes Scribner, Amanda L. Sullivan, Anne Smith, Sandra L. Vazquez,Shelley Zion

“If you truly care about the serious, research-based pursuit of equity and inclusivity in urban schools, you must read this book.  Using researcher-practitioner co-author teams and a case study of national urban reform, Kozleski, King Thorius, and their chapter team authors show how to go successfully to scale with systemic reform.”
James Joseph Scheurich, Professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis

Elizabeth B. Kozleski chairs the Special Education program at the University of Kansas. She received the TED-Merrill award for her leadership in special education teacher education in 2011. Kathleen King Thorius is an assistant professor of urban special education in Indiana University’s School of Education at IUPUI. She is principal investigator for the Great Lakes Equity Center, a Regional Equity Assistance Center funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807772461
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Series: Disability, Culture, and Equity Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Part I Examining a Theory and Framework for Systemic Change

Introduction Elizabeth B. Kozleski Kathleen King Thorius 3

1 Theorizing Systemic Reform in Urban Schools Elizabeth B. Kozleski Kathleen King Thorius Anne Smith 11

Part II Centering Students and Families in Urban School Reform

2 Student Voices in Urban School and District Improvement: Creating Youth-Adult Partnerships for Student Success and Social Justice Shelley Zion Sheryl Petty 35

3 Beyond Psychological Views of Student Learning in Systemic Reform Agendas Elizabeth B. Kozleski Alfredo J. Artiles 63

4 Family Resistance as a Tool in Urban School Reform Cristina Santamaría Graff Sandra L. Vazquez 80

Part III Teacher Efforts in Transforming Urban Learning Environments

5 Creating Classrooms for All Learners Taucia Gonzalez Elaine Mulligan 107

6 Teacher Learning in Urban Schools Kathleen King Thorius Samantha Paredes Scribner 134

Part IV Building and District Leaders' Roles in Urban Reform

7 The Role of the Urban Principal in Leading School Change: The Efforts and Tensions of Principals in Disturbing the Status Quo Dorothy Garrison-Wade JoEtta Gonzales Cynthia Alexander 153

8 Leadership for Transforming Districts into Inclusive Systems Amanda L. Sullivan Susan L. Abplanalp Jack Jorgensen 174

Part V Intersections of Macro, Meso, and Local Policies for Urban Reform

9 Educational Systems Change at the State Level Donna Hart-Tervalon David R. Garcia 199

10 Making Policy Sticky: Distributed Networks of Reform Elizabeth B. Kozleski Kathleen King Thorius 217

Epilogue: And the Quest Continues Kathleen King Thorius Elizabeth B. Kozleski 241

About the Editors and Contributors 245

Index 251

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