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When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem
Educational Leadership and the 21st Century Dilemma of Difference



October 2014 | 192 pages | Corwin

What does it take to provide each student with equitable access to daily quality instruction?

Our public schools have undergone significant demographic change. At the same time, we have abundant evidence that our schools haven’t effectively served children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. This solution-oriented guide for school leaders helps create a high-quality, culturally responsive learning environment for all students. You’ll learn deliberate, data-driven actions critical to 21st Century success. Written by instructional leaders, who understand the challenges of equity-driven reform, this guide helps school leaders: 

  • Understand the root cause of the racial-achievement gap
  • Take concrete actions to transform the educational process 
  • Use daily, real-time data to determine effective teaching and learning practices
  • Provides leaders with an original framework to achieve their instructional vision for equity 
  • Eliminate gaps in student outcomes by eliminating instructional gaps between educators and their students.  

Including practical implementation strategies and tools, reflective-discussion questions, and powerful vignettes, this transformative book helps school leaders take concrete steps to accelerate the achievement of underserved students!


"For those who are unsure where to begin the process, or lack a context for why they need to undergo the transformation of changing their instructional practices to align with the need to respond to America's changing public school population, the contents are arranged in a manner to provide the necessary support to guide the audience through the process."

—Dr. Kandice W. Taylor, Principal
Baltimore County Public Schools, MD

"This book provides school leaders with practical tools and a practical model to implement drastic change in any school climate. The PACE Framework perfectly outlines strategies and activities to implement an effective, quality-first instruction program at schools that serve students who are normally underserved. School leaders and district leaders, who serve as change agents in multi-faceted school communities, can use this book.  I highly recommend it for any school leader needing a framework to shift the culture, instructional practices, the mindset of staff, and community members alike."
—Tara A. Minter, Principal
Rosa L. Parks Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
 
Acknowledgments
 
The Authors' Voices
 
Introduction
 
Part I: The Context
 
1. Why Is Treating All Students the Same the Real Problem?
 
2. What Reform Has Taught Us
 
3. The PACE Framework for Equity: Merging Job-Embedded Equity Learning Cycles With Ongoing Data Analysis
 
Part II: The Practice
 
4. The Leadership-for-Equity Dilemma
 
5. Taking Instructional Leadership for Equity Into the Classroom: The Daily Quality Instruction Challenge
 
Part III: Implementation and Beyond
 
6. The PACE Framework in Action
 
7. Institutionalizing the PACE Framework to Realize a Transformed Schooling Process
 
List of Figures
 
References
 
Index

"For those who are unsure where to begin the process, or lack a context for why they need to undergo the transformation of changing their instructional practices to align with the need to respond to America's changing public school population, the contents are arranged in a manner to provide the necessary support to guide the audience through the process."

Dr. Kandice W. Taylor, Principal
Baltimore County Public Schools, MD

"This book provides school leaders with practical tools and a practical model to implement drastic change in any school climate. The PACE Framework perfectly outlines strategies and activities to implement an effective, quality first-instruction program at schools that serve students who are normally underserved. School leaders and district leaders, who serve as change agents in multi-faceted school communities, can use this book.  I highly recommend it for any school leader needing a framework to shift the culture, instructional practices, the mindset of staff, and community members alike."

Tara A. Minter, Elementary School Principal
Rosa L. Parks ES, Hyattsville, MD

Still deciding, actually, and still awaiting word on whether or not the course will include elements contained in this text.

Dr Lisa Dembouski
Education Dept, Gustavus Adolphus College
January 31, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


Kendra V. Johnson

Dr. Kendra V. Johnson’s preferred pronouns are “she” and “her.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lincoln University, PA. While working the in the field of education, Dr. Johnson went on to earn her master’s degree in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University, a juris doctorate with concentrations in public interest and business law from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a doctorate in urban educational leadership, social policy from Morgan State University. Dr. Johnson is licensed to practice law in the states of Maryland and New Jersey. Accordingly, Dr. Johnson comes to this work with rich... More About Author

Lisa N. Jefferson Williams

Dr. Lisa Williams is a career educator having held the position of teacher, mentor, university professor, and Title I director, and executive director of equity over her career in education. She has bachelors’ degrees in biology and psychology, an M.A. in psychology, and a doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership with an emphasis in social policy. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels on topics related to improving outcomes for marginalized student populations. Her career in public education spans nearly 20 years. Her dissertation study examined Response to Intervention (RTI) and the performance of students attending... More About Author

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