You are here

Leading for Diversity

Leading for Diversity
How School Leaders Promote Positive Interethnic Relations

Edited by:

July 2002 | 216 pages | Corwin
`I strongly endorse this book and feel that it holds great promise for the field' -

Ray Terrell, Coauthor of Cultural Proficiency ( Corwin Press, 1999)

This timely volume provides powerful solutions for building models of leadership that are effective in developing schools wherein positive interethnic relations can flourish. Schools can be vehicles for interethnic change when proactive leadership is developed and maintained.

About the Authors
Part I. A Framework for Developing Positive Interethnic Communities
1. Leading From Within
2. Assessing the School Context
3. Understanding Racial and Ethnic Conflict
4. Identifying High-Priority Needs--Individual and Schoolwide
5. Envisioning Positive Interethnic Relations
6. Selecting Approaches for a Coherent Plan
7. Implementing and Refining the Plan
8. Documenting and Communicating Success in Interethnic Relations
Part II. Cases in Interethnic Relations for School Leaders
9. The Ripple Effect of Conflict
10. The Power of the School Secretary
11. Challenging Attitudes
12. What's Data Got to Do With It?
13. Dilemmas of Pluralism and Unity
14. Maintaining Confidentiality
Resource A: Methodology
Resource B: Resources for Schools
Resource C: Alignment With Standards for School Leadership

"I strongly endorse this book and feel that it holds great promise for the field."

Ray Terrell
Coauthor of Cultural Proficiency

"These are wonderful descriptions of the work that needs to be done in schools and with school administrators."

Kikanza Nuri Robbins, author
Coauthor of Cultural Proficiency

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: Leading From Within

Rosemary C. Henze

Rosemary Henze is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at San Jose State University. She began her career as a teacher of English as a second language and, after receiving her doctorate, worked for 14 years at Art, Research, and Curriculum Associates in Oakland, California, where she assisted school districts in addressing issues of equity and conducted research and evaluation studies focused on bilingual programs, school change, and race relations. She also worked with Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, and California Indian groups on issues related to language maintenance, ethnic identity, and... More About Author

Edmundo Norte

Edmundo Norte teaches for the Leading for Diversity Master of Science Degree program (a collaboration between California State University, Hayward, and Art, Research, and Curriculum Associates in Oakland, California); is an Education Specialist providing technical assistance in curriculum development to charter schools in Oakland; and is an educational consultant on issues of power and perceptions, educational leadership, Latino/a culture, and transfor­mative education. He began his career as a bilingual, elementary-level teacher yet has a wide range of experience working at every level of public education, spanning 20 years. He holds... More About Author

Susan E. Sather

Susan E. Sather is a senior program advisor at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) in Portland, OR. She leads the Laboratory’s professional learning teams (PLT) work, supervising and conducting PLT training in schools around the nation. She also contributes to research on issues such as high school academic rigor. Sather has 38 years of experience in education, 17 as a teacher working with a dropout prevention program and in special education. Prior to joining NWREL, she was western regional manager and a staff developer for a whole-school reform model, Ventures Education Systems. She has conducted research and evaluation... More About Author

Ernest Walker

Ernest W. Walker is the Diversity Programs Coordinator with Alameda County Social Services Agency. He has a wide range of experiences in diversity and conflict management among African American churches. He has served as a facilitator of the film The Color of Fear. He has also worked with churches in conflict, and in strategic planning and team building for nonprofits and government agencies. He is a former consultant with the Alban Institute and is currently a contract mediator with the U.S. Postal Service’s REDRESS worksite mediation program. He is past chair of Conciliation Forums of Oakland, a com­munity mediation organization. He... More About Author

Anne Katz

Anne Katz, PhD, has worked for 20 years as a researcher and evaluator for projects connected with the education of linguistically and culturally diverse students. She served as the coprincipal investigator for the national study focused on successful leadership in diverse school settings that provided the empirical base for this book. As a teacher educator, she has provided and sup­ported professional development in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt. She was instrumental in developing standards for English as a second language through Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language. And she has assisted many school districts in... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761978985
ISBN: 9780761978978