Disentangling the concept of equality in schools can be a tricky task for those in senior, middle or classroom leadership. This book will unpack ideas of equality, equity, diversity and social justice, providing practitioners and those training to teach with an understanding of equality in order to address educational values and practice. Drawing on a wide range of case studies from schools in England, Wales and Scotland, the authors illustrate the importance of leading for equality with a clear and proactive vision for change.
The authors explore these key areas:
Socio-economic classGenderSexualityEthnicityReligionMigrant childrenSpecial learning needs and disabilities
This book will serve as a handy guide for postgraduate and undergraduate students on Education Leadership and Inclusive Education courses.
Jacky Lumby (Ph.D. University of Leicester) is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education at the University of Southampton, UK. She has taught and led in a range of educational settings, including secondary/high schools, community and further/technical education. She has also worked for a Training and Enterprise Council, with a regional responsibility for developing leaders across the public and private sectors. She has researched and published widely on educational policy, leadership and management in schools and colleges, in the UK and internationally. Her work on leadership encompasses a range of perspectives, including diversity issues, comparative and international perspectives and leading upper secondary education. She has co-edited International handbook on the preparation and development of school leaders (2008). Her most recent book is, with Marianne Coleman, Leadership and Diversity: Challenging Theory and Practice in Education (2007). She is co- editor of the journal International Studies in Educational Administration and a member of the Council of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society. Marianne Coleman is Reader Emerita in Educational Leadership at University College London, Institute of Education. Before a career in higher education at the University of Leicester and the Institute of Education she was a secondary school teacher and an advisory teacher in an LEA. Now retired, she continues to research and write focusing on her interest in gender and leadership and wider issues of diversity and social justice. She has recently co-authored a book on ageing and is a trustee of the Nurture Group Network, an educational charity which supports children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Setting the frameworkIdeas of equality. The contested conceptThe European policy landscapeSome differences matter more than others: the inequality landscapeApproaches to attacking inequalityAddressing in/equalityLooking at single characteristics. Looking at intersected multiple characteristicsSocio-economic class and inequalityGender and inequalitySexuality and inequalityEthnicity and inequalityReligion and inequalityMigrant children and inequalitySpecial learning needs, disability and inequalityDrawing together threads for actionBringing it all together: values, culture and goals