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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

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Kendra V. Johnson

Kendra Johnson recently assumed the role of chief academic officer for Trenton Public Schools in New Jersey (July 2014). While she also is a licensed attorney in the states of Maryland and New Jersey, she considers herself a career educator, having served as classroom teacher, department chairperson, assistant principal, principal, director of Title I, instructional director, chief academic and innovation officer, and adjunct college professor over a seventeen-year career in public education. She has expertise in the areas of school reform and transformation and school improvement. Furthermore, she... More About Author

Lisa N. Jefferson Williams

Lisa Williams is the director of equity and cultural proficiency for the Baltimore County Public Schools. She is a career educator, having served as classroom teacher, teacher mentor, Title I director, adjunct college professor, and educational consultant. She has expertise in culturally responsive instruction, creating equitable schools and school districts, and school transformation. Furthermore, she supports schools in implementing innovative initiatives that are designed to accelerate the achievement of underserved students. She believes that a quality educational experience is the linchpin... More About Author

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