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Equity 101: Culture

Equity 101: Culture
Book 2

September 2013 | 128 pages | Corwin

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

About the Authors
1. A School Culture of Equity
2. The Equity Framework
3. Equitable Culture: Expectations
4. Equitable Culture: Rigor
5. Equitable Culture: Relevancy
6. Equitable Culture: Relationships
7. Equitable Culture: Actualization

"Equity 101 uses a common sense approach to a complex problem. In America, we too often associate rigor with hard work that causes failure, and this author brings to light the notion that rigor is really about equal achievement for all children. We must believe that all children have a right to succeed in our schools, and the stories and vignettes remind us this is possible."

Toni Jones, Superintendent
Falls Church City Public Schools, VA

"This book provides the reader with a wealth of information related to equity and education. Written for 21st century educators, it is a powerful and valuable resource for those that want to challenge, engage, and facilitate the learning for all students."

Judy Brunner, Author, Consultant
Missouri State University & Instructional Solutions Group

"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

"Curtis Linton’s personal story and experiences with his own children are powerful incentives to read this compelling book of information and strategies to improve educational experiences for schools and classrooms with significant cultural diversity. A good read! Well worth the time!"

Betty Porter Walls, Assistant Professor of Education
Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO

A useful book containing interesting material providing a good basis for discussion

Dr Michaela Davis
School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin
August 7, 2021

Sample Materials & Chapters

Front Matter

1. A School Culture of Equity

Curtis Wallace Linton

Curtis Linton is a co-owner of The School Improvement Network where he is co-executive producer of The Video Journal of Education and TeachStream. He has spent the last 10 years documenting on video and in print the improvement efforts and best practices of the most suc­cessful schools and school systems across North America. Each year, he visits more than 100 classrooms and schools, capturing what they do to succeed with all students at the classroom, school, and system levels. Linton has written or produced dozens of award-winning video-based staff development programs. His areas of expertise include closing the achievement gap and... More About Author

Bonnie M. Davis

Consulting DescriptionBonnie M. Davis, PhD, is a veteran teacher of more than forty years who is passionate about education. She taught in middle schools, high schools, universities, homeless shelters, and a men’s prison. She holds a doctorate in English from St. Louis University and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Teacher of the Year in two public school districts, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference Community Service Award. She has presented at numerous national conferences and currently works in school districts across the country. Dr. Davis’ work centers... More About Author

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