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Help a culture of equity grow and thrive in your school! This second book in the groundbreaking Equity 101 series takes on culture: the cultures we come from as individuals and the culture we foster in our schools. With students and educators from so many different backgrounds, how do we create a school culture of equity in which everyone succeeds? Discover the actions teachers and administrators take to do just that. Using real-life success stories as models, you'll start • Recognizing inadvertent cultural biases and increasing educators' cultural competency • Overcoming institutionalized factors that limit achievement • Implementing equitable practices that ensure individualized support for all students Featuring chapter-specific implementation exercises that take you from ideas to action, plus a dedicated online community with videos and discussion groups, this book is the next step on your path to true equity in your school! “Creating, nurturing, and sustaining an educational culture where individual differences are affirmed, and instruction is continuously tailored based on these differences, is essential to enhancing student achievement. This book is your practical how-to guide.” —David Freitas, Professor Indiana University South Bend

Equitable Culture: Relevancy
Equitable culture: Relevancy

In an equitable school culture, learning reflects the students—their interests, background, heritage, ethnicity, language, community, family, and hopes and dreams. This is relevancy. For students to see the educational experience as relevant, learning needs to matter for students. This does not just mean that the learning is important and necessary for a student's future. Rather, the learning inherently engages the student's interest because the student sees him- or herself within the curriculum, the student guides the involvement with what is studied, and the student creates products that reflect knowledge gained and skills mastered.

To illustrate this simply, think of what you like to eat. Who chooses what you eat? What are the origins of what you like to eat—family, ethnicity, ...

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