Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership!
This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents:
Pedro A. Noguera and Alan M. Blankstein on essential questions and themes; Delores B. Lindsey and Randall B. Lindsey on culturally proficient equity audits; Antoinette Mitchell on the knowledge base for teaching diverse learners in big-city schools; Stephen G. Peters on how to capture, inspire, and teach every learner; Thomas R. Guskey on rethinking the work of Benjamin S. Bloom; Karen J. Pittman and Merita Irby on readiness for college, work, and life; Alan Boyle on helping failing schools to turn around; Richard Farson on the paradoxes of risk, challenge, failure, and innovation
Pioneering educators and series editors Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole, and Paul D. Houston offer thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities and include a complete index for browsing and easy reference.
Chapter Two: From Vision to Reality: Pedro Noguera Discusses Engaging Every Learner with Alan Blankstein
From Vision to Reality: Pedro Noguera Discusses Engaging Every Learner with Alan Blankstein
On June 15, 2006, Alan Blankstein invited Pedro Noguera to discuss the role of educational leaders in engaging every learner.
Question from Alan Blankstein: What are some specific strategies that districts or schools can use to ensure that parents hold schools accountable? Why is it important for families to hold schools accountable? How do you “teach accountability”?
Professor Noguera: In most suburban and affluent communities, schools are first and foremost accountable to the parents they serve. No law says that this must be the case, but middle-class parents have a keen sense of their rights as taxpayers and ...