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ISBN-10:
1483383741
ISBN-13:
2901483383742
Pub. Date:
10/21/2014
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools / Edition 2

Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools / Edition 2

by Glenn E. Singleton Glenn E. Singleton
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Overview

Deepen your understanding of racial factors in academic performance and discover new strategies for closing the achievement gap!

Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, the authors explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race in order to understand why performance inequity persists. Through these "courageous conversations," educators will learn how to create a learning community that promotes true academic parity. Practical features of this book include:


• Implementation exercises
• Prompts, language, and tools that support profound discussion
• Activities and checklists for administrators
• Action steps for creating an equity team



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ISBN-13: 2901483383742
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond Diversity, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Glenn is the Founder and President of Courageous Conversation TM, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of Courageous Conversations About Race; A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Second Edition; and of MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.

Glenn has consulted executives at Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) Advertising, Google, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, the New York Department of Education, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Stavros Niarchos, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations. Along with W+K, he received the 2017 Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by Ad Color. He is the recipient of the George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award by the Connecticut State Education Resource Center. Cited in the June 2018 edition of the Hollywood Reporter for his work with 21st Century Fox Animation, most recently, Glenn was awarded the Ad Week/Ad Color 2020 Champion Award, and the 2020 National Speech and Debate Association Communicator of the Year Award. In 1995, Glenn founded the Foundation for A College Education and continues to serve on its Board of Advisors. He is also the founder and Board Chair of the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation, which develops partnerships to promote racial justice, interracial understanding and human healing worldwide.

Glenn has trained law enforcement leaders with the U.S. Embassy in Western Australia, and established the Courageous Conversation South Pacific Institute in Auckland, New Zealand. For eight years, he served as an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University. Glenn has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has instructed faculty, students and administrators at the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Glenn Singleton is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Curtis Linton is a co-owner of The School Improvement Network where he is co-executive producer of The Video Journal of Education and Teach Stream. He has spent the last 10 years documenting on video and in print the improvement efforts and best practices of the most suc­cessful schools and school systems across North America. Each year, he visits more than 100 classrooms and schools, capturing what they do to succeed with all students at the classroom, school, and system levels. Linton has written or produced dozens of award-winning video-based staff development programs. His areas of expertise include closing the achievement gap and improving minority student achievement, using data, leadership, effective staff development, brain research, differ­entiation, action research, and coaching. With the goal of delivering results-based professional development efficiently to large numbers of educators, he works with school systems to design comprehensive school improvement plans that integrate workshops, video, electronic media, and other resources. As a part of this, Linton conducts workshops on effective classroom practices. Linton also works extensively in the community, including serving on the Davis School District Equity Committee. Linton received his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race
Part I. Passion: An Essential Characteristic of Anti-Racist Leadership
2. What's So Courageous About This Conversation?
3. Why Race?
4. Agreeing to Talk About Race
Part II. Practice: The Foundation of Anti-Racist Leadership
5. The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now
6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race
7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives
8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table
9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By "Race "?
10. The Sixth Condition: Let's Talk About Whiteness
Part III. Persistence: The Key to Anti-Racist Leadership
11. How Anti-Racist Leaders Close the Achievement Gap
12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Closing the Racial Achievement Gap
13. Using Courageous Conversation to Achieve Equity in Schools
Resource: Racism and the Achievement Gap
References
Index

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