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.
Culturally Proficient Equity Audits: A Tool for Engaging Every Learner
… a high-quality public school system is essential, not only for parents who send their children to these schools but also for the public good as a whole.
In this chapter, we hope to guide readers from a global perspective of struggles to make the democracy in this country inclusive, to local initiatives for access, equity, and high achievement for everybody's children. We wish to foster discussions and actions that lead to more students than ever before achieving at higher levels than ever before. Our students at every grade level—from preschool through high school—depend on the adult communities of teachers, ...