Walking the Equity Talk: A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities
By: John R. Browne (author)Paperback
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Since the beginning of the 21st century, government at the federal and state levels has tried to dramatically increase accountability for the academic outcomes of all students, as exemplified by education legislation and funding mandates. One result has been major reforms in the preparation and professional development of educational leaders. Nevertheless, the disparities in student educational outcomes have persisted despite changes in funding priorities and school/leadership reforms. This practical guide is designed help increase the consciousness, willingness, and political savvy of all adult school community stakeholders to successfully implement equity reforms. It proposes a bold, new leadership paradigmuCulturally Courageous Leadershiputhat facilitates the adoption of the values, beliefs, attitudes and skills needed to achieve equitable educational outcomes.
List of Figures, Charts, and VignettesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction to the GuideSection I: Leadership for Equitable Outcomes--It Takes an Entire Community1. Identity, Teaching, and Learning2. The Absence of Cultural Democracy3. Grim Continuities4. Rhetoric vs. Reality5. Biases6. BarriersSection II: Culturally Courageous Leadership--A Paradigm for Contemporary Realities7. A New Paradigm for the 21st Century8. Seven Principles9. Transformation and Politics10. Stakeholder Practices11. Promising Departures12. Two Leadership ProfilesSection III: Making It Real13. Defusing the Political Landmines14. Three Equity Warriors15. Practicing the "Equity Walk"16. The Time Is Here, the Time Is NowAppendix 1: Facilitator Notes for Chapters 1 Through 15Appendix 2: Culturally Courageous Leadership Diagnostic QuestionnairesReferencesIndex
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