Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, schools, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels!
This updated edition of the bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence.
- NEW! Revised Courageous Conversation Compass
- NEW! Racial autobiographies
- NEW! Case study on St. Paul Public Schools, which has stayed on track with the Courageous Conversation protocol and framework
- NEW! Links to video segments of the author describing the work
- REVISED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders
- REVISED! Action and implementation steps
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admissions director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K–12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew into a vehicle for addressing systemic educational inequity by providing a framework, guidance, and support to K–12 systems and institutions of higher education focused on meeting the needs of under-served students of color. He is now its president and chief executive officer.
Singleton and his associates at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive professional development for educators in the form of training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels, from beginning teachers to superintendents at local, state, and national levels, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing effective strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools. In 1995, Singleton developed Beyond Diversity, a widely recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders identify and examine the intersection of race and schooling. The Beyond Diversity seminar is the foundation for the PEG Systemic Racial Equity Framework and its theory of transformation, which focuses on leadership development, teacher action-research, and family/community empowerment. Today, participants around the world use Singleton’s Courageous Conversations Agreements, Conditions and Compass, introduced to them in Beyond Diversity, as they strive to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over its 20-year history, PEG’s scope of work has expanded to include online professional learning, independent school partnerships, and international efforts in Canada and Australia that focus on educational equity for indigenous populations. PEG hosts an annual Summit for Courageous Conversation, in which scholars, educators, community members, and other stakeholders convene to identify strategies and best practices for creating high-level, equitable learning environments for all students.
Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education (FCE) and currently serves on the FCE Advisory Board.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gloria Ladson-BillingsAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorIntroduction1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race The Racial Achievement Gap and Other Systemic Racial Disparities Three Critical Factors The Courageous Conversation Strategy and ProtocolPart I. Passion: An Essential Characteristic of Racial Equity Leadership2. What’s So Courageous About This Conversation? Courageous Conversation A Difficult Conversation3. Why Race? The Problem of the Color Line The Racial Gap Race as a Factor in Education Dealing With Race Establishing Common Language Around Race Do We Have the Will? Racial Autobiography Part I: Glenn Singleton4. Agreeing to Talk About Race Racial Consciousness Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation Racial Autobiography: Curtis LintonPart II. Practice: The Foundation of Racial Equity Leadership5. The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now Personal, Local, and Immediate The Impact of Race on My Life Degree of Racial Consciousness Racial Consciousness Versus Racial Unconsciousness Racial Autobiography: Melissa Krull6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race Isolating Race Unpacking Race Racial Autobiography: Patrick Sanchez7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives Social Construction of Knowledge Surfacing Critical Perspectives Racial Autobiography: Leidene King8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table Interracial Dialogue Creating Safety The Courageous Conversation Compass Racial Autobiography: Andrea Johnson9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By “Race”? A Brief History of Race A Working Definition of Race Racial Autobiography: Luis Versalles10. The Sixth Condition: Let’s Talk About Whiteness White Is a Color White Privilege White Is a Culture White Consciousness Whiteness as Examined in the Five Conditions White Racial Identity Development Racial Autobiography: Rev HillstromPart III. Persistence: The Key to Racial Equity Leadership11. How Racial Equity Leaders Eliminate Systemic Racial Disparities Invisibility Versus Hypervisibility Understanding Students of Color and Indigenous Students Within a White School Understanding Systemic White Racism The Injustice of Gradualism and Incremental Change Racial Autobiography: Courtlandt Butts12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Achieving Equity in Schools A Vision of Equity Systemic Racial Equity Transformation Racial Autobiography: Unsuk Zucker Racial Autobiography: Malcolm Fialho13. Courageous Conversation as a Strategy for Achieving Equity in Schools Personal Racial Equity Leadership Individual Teacher Racial Equity Leadership Whole School Racial Equity Leadership Systemic Racial Equity Leadership St. Paul Public Schools: A Case Study Leadership for Racial Equity Racial Autobiography Part II: Glenn SingletonReferences and Selected BibliographyIndex