Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice

Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781610482899
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert G. Smith is associate professor in the George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development's Education Leadership program.

Alvin L. Crawley is assistant superintendent for student services at Arlington Public Schools.

Cheryl Robinson is the supervisor for the Office of Minority Achievement for the Arlington Public Schools.

Timothy Cotman, Jr. is a minority achievement coordinator with the Arlington Public Schools.

Marty Swaim is a cultural competence trainer.

Palma Joe Strand is associate professor at Creighton Law School in Omaha, Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Context
Chapter Two: Creating Organization Conditions to Close Achievement Gaps
Chapter Three: Can Schools Eliminate Gaps?
Chapter Four: Fixing the System, Not the Kids
Chapter Five: The Perfect Storm: Capitalizing on Synergy
Chapter Six: Facilitating Conversations About Race
Chapter Seven: Teaching Across Cultures
Chapter Eight: System-Level Buy-In: A Case Study
Chapter Nine: Gaining on the Gap: Progress, Themes, and Lessons Learned

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