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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

A School Culture of Equity
A school culture of equity

What is a school culture of equity? A school culture of equity is a fostered and cultivated attitude, expectation, and understanding of where students need to be and how to get them there. A school culture of equity is one where educators create a classroom, school, and system where excellence is achieved for every student, no matter who that student is or where that student comes from. In a school culture of equity, diversity becomes the norm, not the exception, and excellence becomes the norm for all, not the exception for a few. No matter how different and diverse the individual's background and characteristics might be, the equitable school culture embraces the uniqueness, strengths, and ...

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