Courageous Conversations about Race A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

ISBN-10: 0761988777

ISBN-13: 9780761988779

Edition: 2006

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Singleton examines the evidence that points to race not poverty as the underlying cause behind the achievement gap. He explores how race affects all educators, and declares that we need to have sustained conversations about race in order to understand students and create true equity in schools.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admissions director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K-12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew into a vehicle for addressing systemic educational inequity by providing a framework, guidance, and support to K-12 systems and institutions of higher education focused on meeting the needs of under-served students of color. He is now its president and chief executive officer.Singleton and his associates at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive professional development for educators in the form of training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels, from beginning teachers to superintendents at local, state, and national levels, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing effective strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools. In 1995, Singleton developed Beyond Diversity, a widely recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders identify and examine the intersection of race and schooling. The Beyond Diversity seminar is the foundation for the PEG Systemic Racial Equity Framework and its theory of transformation, which focuses on leadership development, teacher action-research, and family/community empowerment. Today, participants around the world use Singleton's Courageous Conversations Agreements, Conditions and Compass, introduced to them in Beyond Diversity, as they strive to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over its 20-year history, PEG's scope of work has expanded to include online professional learning, independent school partnerships, and international efforts in Canada and Australia that focus on educational equity for indigenous populations. PEG hosts an annual Summit for Courageous Conversation, in which scholars, educators, community members, and other stakeholders convene to identify strategies and best practices for creating high-level, equitable learning environments for all students.Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education (FCE) and currently serves on the FCE Advisory Board.

Gloria Ladson-Billings was a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for a decade as a teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race
Passion: An Essential Characteristic of Anti-Racist Leadership
What's So Courageous About This Conversation?
Why Race?
Agreeing to Talk About Race
Practice: The Foundation of Anti-Racist Leadership
The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now
The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race
The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives
The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table
The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By "Race"?
The Sixth Condition: Let's Talk About Whiteness
Persistence: The Key to Anti-Racist Leadership
How Anti-Racist Leaders Close the Achievement Gap
Exploring a Systemic Framework for Closing the Racial Achievement Gap
Using Courageous Conversation to Achieve Equity in Schools
Resource: Racism and the Achievement Gap
References
Index
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