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Leadership for Equity and Excellence Creating High-Achievement Classrooms, Schools, and Districts

ISBN-10: 0761945865
ISBN-13: 9780761945864
Edition: 2003
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Description: The authors encourage school leaders and teachers to develop creative strategies for student advancement using tools such as accountability, equity audits, and proactive redundancy. They examine the American education achievement gap, and suggest  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The authors encourage school leaders and teachers to develop creative strategies for student advancement using tools such as accountability, equity audits, and proactive redundancy. They examine the American education achievement gap, and suggest several concepts for overcoming this gap.

Linda Skrla is Professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1997, Linda worked as a middle school and high school teacher and as a campus and district administrator in public schools. Her research focuses on educational equity issues in school leadership, including accountability policy, high success school districts, and women superintendents. Linda is Vice President of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Editor of Educational Administration Quarterly. She has published extensively in academic journals and has co-authored and co-edited five other books, the most recent of which is Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools (Corwin Press, 2009).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Working on the Dream
What We Will Cover in the Book
Learning To Believe the Dream Is Possible
Barriers to Believing
Learning to Believe
Conclusion
Standards and Curriculum
Why Use Standards?
The Necessity of Curriculum Alignment
How Allignment of Standards and Curriculum Works in Creating Equitable and Excellent Schools
Conclusion
Instruction and Classroom Climate
High Expectations and Respect
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Loving and Caring in the Classroom
Democratic, Collaborative Teaching Environments
Continual Development of Content Expertise
Discipline Problems Are Largely a Function of Inequity, a Lack of Caring, and Weak Instruction
Conclusion
Accountability and Appropriate Data Usage
Avoiding the Test Factory Response to Accountability
Using Accountability Positively for Equitable and Excellent Schooling
Conclusion
Using Data to Uncover and Erase Systemic Inequities
Applying Equity Audits to Gifted and Talented Program Data
Using Equity Audits on Special Education Data
Using Equity Audits on Discipline
A Process for Addressing Inequities Identified by Equity Audits
Using Equity Audits on Achievement Data and Teacher Quality Data
Conclusion
School Leadership and Continuous Improvement
Three Essential Characteristics of Leadership for Equity and Excellence
Sustaining Yourself as a Leader for Equity and Excellence
A Note for Campus and District Leaders on Building Leadership Capacity
A Note to Principals and District Leaders About Assistant Principals
Conclusion
Proactive Redundancy
Proactive Redundancy in the Classroom
Proactive Redundancy in Teacher Professional Development
Proactive Redundancy Involving District Support Staff
The Importance of Proactive Redundancy in Equitable and Excellent Schools
Conclusion
Deep Collaboration with Parents and Community
Conclusion
The Final Call: Working on the Dream Each Day in Every Way
What We See in the Future
Final Words, the Final Call
References
Index

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