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Reflections On Equity Diversity Schooling

Author : Maria Pacino
ISBN : 9781461626763
Genre : Social Science
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Equity, diversity, and social justice are the values to which global democracies aspire. These elements have strong implications for our children and their schools. They are truly timely issues for all educators. The experiences of the author as a teacher, mother, and immigrant are woven throughout the text. This work is a compilation of essays that address the issues of schooling in relationship to diversity and literacy in pluralistic democracies. The essays offer theoretical perspectives, suggestions for practice, and useful resources to ensure an equitable education for all children. This book encourages educators to reflect on their role as agents of change in schools, and advocates of social justice.

Culturally Responsive And Socially Just Leadership In Diverse Contexts

Author : Ann E. Lopez
ISBN : 9781137533395
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers workable frameworks and theory that school leaders can use to guide their work and engage in critical reflection. Lopez reconceptualises student engagement from an equity and diversity perspective and looks at ways that leaders can be supported on their journey through collaborative mentorship, while bridging the theory to practice gap.

Reaching Out To Latino Families Of English Language Learners

Author : David Campos
ISBN : 9781416612728
Genre : Education
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It's troubling that while schools are getting more Latino students, including English learners, these students are more likely to perform below grade level and eventually drop out. So this book proposes that educators everywhere do a better job of developing home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents. Relying on an asset-based approach that draws on the strengths of diversity, the authors guide you through the many ways that culture influences learning, communication, and relationship building, so that you will be inspired to proceed with confidence in reaching out to Latino parents. Explore ways to make get more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students. Learn how to get these parents to express their needs. And discover what's essential to creating a welcoming environment for Latino families--whether you're responsible for a single classroom or an entire school. Throughout the guide, you'll pick up lots of immediately useful tips and strategies for starting and furthering the partnering process with Latino parents, such as: (1) Useful phrases and questions for communicating effectively with Latino families; (2) Easy ways to get Latino parents' expectations and aspirations for their children's schooling; (3) Best sources for getting information about your students' family backgrounds; (4) Steps for conducting formal and informal parent-teacher meetings; and (5) Advice on how to communicate with these parents about their children's homework assignments and study skills.

Case Studies On Diversity And Social Justice Education

Author : Paul C. Gorski
ISBN : 9781351142502
Genre : Education
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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

Internationalizing Teaching And Teacher Education For Equity

Author : Jubin Rahatzad
ISBN : 9781681236629
Genre : Education
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In Internationalizing Teaching and Teacher Education for Equity: Engaging Alternative Knowledges Across Ideological Borders, editors Jubin Rahatzad, Hannah Dockrill, JoAnn Phillion, and Suniti Sharma, present a collection of teacher educators’ cross?cultural perspectives on the formation of knowledge through the internationalization of teacher education. Each chapter contributes to ongoing discussions about the process of internationalization in teacher education, and the impact of crossing ideological boundaries on the practice of teaching and teacher education. The varied perspectives that authors offer establish the importance of ideological travel as imperative to preparing internationally competent educators. This collection seeks to engage readers in a variety of critical reflections on the often?presumed benefits of internationalization in teacher education. Through questioning the presumed benefits of globalization as a hegemonic ideology, readers will encounter alternative perspectives that demonstrate the possibility of thinking otherwise. The diverse perspectives available in this book broaden theory, research, and practice, working toward more critical spaces of engagement with the process of internationalization. This collection intends to challenge the maintenance of the dominant ideologies internationally through research from a multiplicity of backgrounds. Each chapter is informed by the authors’ commitment to an ethical practice within teacher education for the purpose of constructing equitable social relations, understanding the process of internationalizing teacher education as a social justice movement. Opportunities and challenges within international teacher education are offered to inspire meaningful praxis. Planetary understandings inform readers through critical examinations of theory, research, and practice for the purpose of equitable social and educational transformations.

Sigcse 18

Author : Tiffany Barnes
ISBN : 1450351034
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SIGCSE '18: The 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education Feb 21, 2018-Feb 24, 2018 Baltimore, USA. You can view more information about this proceeding and all of ACM�s other published conference proceedings from the ACM Digital Library: http://www.acm.org/dl.

Critical Reflections On Career Education And Guidance

Author : Barrie A. Irving
ISBN : 9781134345984
Genre : Education
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Principal As Leader Of The Equitable School

Author : Ontario Principals' Council
ISBN : 9781412981170
Genre : Education
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Create a learning environment that erases achievement gaps! This book provides action steps for empowering students and staff, working with the community, and assessing progress toward equity.

Gendered Voices

Author : H.B. Holmarsdottir
ISBN : 9789462091375
Genre : Education
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Internationally, there is growing awareness that the target of Education for All by 2015 will not be met unless more strident efforts are made to improve access for marginalized, hard-to-reach children (most often girls). For almost four decades gender equality in education has been one of the key global concerns and as a result various organizations at national and international levels along with governments have initiated programs focusing on achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and improving girls’ access to education. By focusing on access alone (i.e. gender parity) we may not understand how education can be used to achieve empowerment and influence cultural practices that are gender insensitive. In this volume we attempt to call into question the content of gender equality as simple parity and in doing so we reflect upon the following questions: • Do the global (macro) discourses on gender equality in education lead to a focus on numbers only or to more profound sustainable changes at the national (meso) level and the school (micro) level? • To what extent have national policies been adjusted to reflect the global discourses on gender equality? • Are schools/classrooms (micro) expected to adjust to these global discourses and if so in what ways has this happened? • What are the challenges of providing access to good quality education for girls in both countries? • Is there a dichotomy between the schools/classrooms on the one hand and the community on the other in terms of gender equality/equity? • To what extent is gender equality/equity imposed upon schools and communities and does it take into account the cultural practices in traditional communities? Key words: Gender equality, education, Global vs. local concerns 3 selling points: • The volume highlights that although research has shown how global educational policies homogenize national educational policies and are therefore playing what can be termed a neo-colonial role in identifying pivotal themes and topics in education across the world such as gender equality, literacy and quality education in local contexts, they are often steeped in a Western logic which is not always culturally relevant or conducive. Making global recommendations for education across cultures and places is thus not always unproblematic. • The volume highlights that a push for girls’ schooling must navigate wisely in sensitive terrain where complex contextual aspects must be understood and taken into account. Girls’ attendance and retention in school are important first steps in the struggle for epistemic access, but must be followed by serious deliberations about what kind of school and what kind of knowledge in the schools is appropriate, and about equality and equity. • The volume attempts to understand how the global gender goals in education affect both local policies and local practice and in doing so it attempts to question the simple focus on access only.

Excellence Through Equity

Author : Alan M. Blankstein
ISBN : 9781416622574
Genre : Education
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Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”

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