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 Four: The Emergence of a Knowledge Base for Teaching Diverse Learners in Big-City Schools: From Practice to Theory to Practice
The Emergence of a Knowledge Base for Teaching Diverse Learners in Big-City Schools: From Practice to Theory to Practice
The historic purposes of the American public school system include nurturing intellectual growth, developing civic consciousness, and encouraging the social development of the nation's youth.1 Two additional vitally important purposes include the custodial function of keeping youth constructively occupied and the economic imperative to prepare the next generation for future employment. During the 20th century, schools repeatedly fell short of these lofty goals, particularly schools in urban areas that serve poor children and children of color. The predictable response to this failure has always been some attempt at ...