School Leaders Our Children Deserve Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform

ISBN-10: 0807749516

ISBN-13: 9780807749517

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

Authors: George Theoharis

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Using the experiences and words of seven public school principals who came to the field of administration committed to advancing social justice in their schools, this book presents a framework and 7 "keys" to social justice leadership (SJL). Although facing tremendous barriers, these leaders were ultimately successful in making their schools more equitable and just. They also made important strides toward closing the achievement gap through the use of humane and equitable practices.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

George Theoharis, a former principal committed to equity, social justice and school reform, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Inclusive Elementary Education in the Teaching and Leadership Department at Syracuse University.

Note on Methodology
School Leadership and Social Justice
Barriers to School Success
Social Justice Leadership as an Effective Alternative to School-as-Usual
Organization and Content of the Book
A Framework for Social Justice Leadership
The Seven Social Justice Principals and Their Schools
Introducing the Principals and Their Schools
"There Is No Social Justice Without Inclusion": Advancing Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All
The Connection Between Inclusion and Social Justice
Strategies That Advanced Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All
"Changing How We Teach, What We Teach, and How We Approach Schooling": Improving the Core Learning Context
The Connection Between Improving the Core Learning Context and Social Justice
Strategies to Improve the Core Learning Context-Both the Teaching and the Curriculum
"Connecting and Respecting": Creating a Climate of Belonging
The Connection Between a Climate of Belonging and Social Justice
Strategies That Create a Climate of Belonging
Closing the Achievement Gap: Toward a Theory of Socially Just School Reform
The Connection Between Raising Student Achievement and Social Justice
Raising Student Achievement
Toward a Theory of Socially Just School Reform
"At Every Turn": The Barriers Faced by Social Justice Principals
Barriers Within the School Site
Barriers at the District Level
Barriers at the Institutional Level
Consequences of the Barriers
"Saving My Sanity": The Resilience That Leaders Develop to Sustain Justice and Equity
Professional Strategies
Personal Strategies
"The Intricacies and Details": Consciousness, Knowledge, Skills, and Core Traits of Social Justice Leaders
Acquiring Broad, Reconceptualized Consciousness, Knowledge, and Skills
Possessing Core Leadership Traits
"But That's Just Good Leadership": Lessons and Directions for Social Justice Leadership
Lessons for Educators
"But That's Just Good Leadership"
About the Author
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