The Color of Bureaucracy

The Politics of Equity in Mulicultural School Communities

Author: Colleen L. Larson,Carlos Julio Ovando

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 9275

Future educators must be aware of educational experiences that will challenge deeply rooted assumptions about communities different from their own and achieve an understanding of the realities of other peoples' lives. Since many educators misinterpret the social, racial, and political problems they see, and as a result, blame the minority and poverty-stricken students for not effectively adjusting to the norms and expectations of the educational system, the authors of THE COLOR OF BUREAUCRACY takes an inquiry, practice-driven approach to understanding multicultural issues. The text immerses the reader in social, cultural, and political problems through case studies told from multiple perspectives and presents strategies for effective intervention unlike any other multicultural textbook. Captivating case studies provide a vehicle for actively engaging students in interpreting, understanding, and responding to complex problems of practice. Opportunities for self-reflection and self-discovery are presented throughout and help future teachers see how they view their own roles and responsibilities and guides the development of their professional identities conducive to understanding multiple communities within the school.

Language in Multicultural Education

Author: Farideh Salili,Rumjahn Hoosain

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607525038

Category: Education

Page: 425

View: 4247

Many books on multicultural education focus on a country and provide indepth discussion of issues pertinent to that country at the time. Alternately, understanding of multicultural education is sought through comparison between a society of special interest and a reference society, often the United States. An interesting recent example is Constructing Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society by Ilghiz Sinagatullin (2003), drawing on the author’s knowledge of Russia and more particularly the Republic of Bashkortostan, itself an ethnically and culturally diverse part of Russia. The approach taken in this volume is to focus on an aspect of diversity, and look at its ramifications across the world. This provides an understanding of the nature of multicultural education itself, as well as insights into local issues through the experience of other places.

Jsl Vol 16-N2


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475811586

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 9680

The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Women Interrupting, Disrupting, and Revolutionizing Educational Policy and Practice

Author: Whitney Sherman Newcomb,Katherine Cumings Mansfield

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623967058

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 1189

The idea for this book was born from discussions at several recent academic events including the Women Leading Education (WLE) International Conference in Volos, Greece (2012) and the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011) as well as from informal dialogue amongst ourselves and various colleagues, both new and veteran to the field of educational leadership and, in particular, dedicated to the study of women in leadership. At both the WLE Conference and the UCEA Conference, we heard frustration from veteran women in the field that the study of women in leadership is stagnant and has not moved forward in several years; with scholars new to the field continuing to write and publish work about barriers to aspiring and practicing women leaders (the same types of reports that began the "formal" inquiry into women's lives as leaders back in the 1980s) without being able to push forward with "new" information or ideas for change. In essence, the concerns and questions that were posed from some veteran women were: Why are we continuing to report the same things that we reported 30 years ago?; Why are we still talking about barriers to women in leadership?; and Why haven't we moved past gender binaries in regard to leadership ideas and practice? Considering these questions, some women new to the field countered with their own set of responses and questions that included: Is it not significant to report that some women are still experiencing the same types of barriers in leadership that were highlighted 30 years ago?; Is it accurate to report that all women's voices have now been heard/represented?; and How can we report something different if it hasn't happened? The discussions that have ensued between veteran women and those new to the field inspired us to develop a book that situates women in leadership exactly where we are today (and reports the status of girls who are positioned to continue the "good fight" that began many years ago) and that both highlights the changes that have occurred and reports any stagnancy that continues to threaten women's positionality in educational leadership literature, practice, and policy. It forefronts the voices of women educational scholars who have (and are) interrupting, disrupting, and revolutionizing educational policy and practice. Our book reports women's leadership activities and knowledge in both the k12 and university settings and concludes with chapters ripe with ideas for pushing for change through policy, advocacy, and activism. The final chapter presents themes that emerged from the individual chapters and sets forth an agenda to move forward with the study of women in leadership.

Bilingual and ESL Classrooms

Teaching in Multicultural Contexts

Author: Carlos J. Ovando,Mary Carol Combs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475823134

Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 3369

This classic text integrates theory and practice to provide comprehensive coverage of bilingual and ESL education.

Cultural Diversity in Schools

From Rhetoric to Practice

Author: Robert A. DeVillar,Christian Faltis,Jim Cummins,James P. Cummins

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791416730

Category: Education

Page: 401

View: 8357

This book confronts the patterns of school failure often faced by subordinated minority groups in the United States. It does so by presenting a socioacademic framework that is based on the notion that all groups can have comparable access to quality schooling, comparable participation in the schooling, and derive comparable educational benefits from their participation. Organized around three key, interrelated components--communication, integration, and cooperation--the book combines theoretical concepts with actual classroom practices that support change. It moves us from a position of rhetoric about educational equality to one that actively addresses the socioacademic needs of students in a culturally diverse society.

Re-framing Educational Politics for Social Justice

Author: Catherine Marshall,Cynthia I. Gerstl-Pepin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205371426

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 5203

This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to grapple with the realities of education politics and to act as positive advocates for social justice. This text offers strategies for educators to understand and take charge of education politics and includes a range of new approaches to study politics. Each chapter is organized to provide frameworks and findings from tradtional as well as new theories and methodologies and political strategies. The whole book is oriented toward building critiquing skills, modeling successful political strategies, and doing politics differently to empower educators and researchers.

Keeping the promise

essays on leadership, democracy, and education

Author: Dennis Carlson,C. P. Gause

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: 9780820481999

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 8927


Leadership for Social Justice

Making Revolutions in Education

Author: Catherine Marshall,Maricela Oliva

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205412099

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 4170

This reader on key issues in Social Justice is written by well-known experts in the area and edited by the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice; Preparing Social Justice Leaders; and Next Steps, to mobilize to action as well as to make information accessible and useful. This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. It demonstrates how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. It provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices as well as constructive exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staffs to create equitable practices.

Shaping the Future

Policy, Partnerships, and Emerging Perspectives

Author: Frederick C. Lunenburg,Carolyn S. Carr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education


Category: Education

Page: 467

View: 9250

The eleventh annual NCPEA yearbook examines the pressing issues facing today's educational leaders from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Leadership transformation, post-behavioral science and its relationship to educational leadership, leadership and social justice, and leadership preparedness and practice are among the topics discussed in the 29 essays.


A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diaspora

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caribbean Americans

Page: N.A

View: 9073


Preparing a Professional Portfolio

A School Administrator's Guide

Author: Bradley V. Balch,Pamela Frampton,Marilyn A. Hirth

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205467204

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 6250

A practical hands-on guide, Preparing a Professional Portfolio: A School Administrator's Guide, offers a dynamic, developmental and standards-based approach to professional portfolio development for educational leadership. This guide will facilitate the reader's development and completion of a meaningful portfolio while also presenting enhanced explanations of each of the ISLLC Standards so that the reader can find deeper meaning in the standards and implement them in authentic ways. This guide fills a serious void with regard to information and guidelines on portfolios and standards-based licensing requirements for both building level and district level administrators. It can be used as a supplemental guide in administrative courses or as a text for independent study or internship courses. This guide is also useful for practicing school leaders pursuing licensure renewal and for aspiring leaders building job-placement credentials.

Leadership for social justice

promoting equity and excellence through inquiry and reflective practice

Author: Anthony H. Normore

Publisher: Iap


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 7773

A volume in Educational Leadership for Social Justice Series Editor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Auburn University The purpose of this book series is to promote research on educational leadership for social justice. Specifically, we seek edited volumes, textbooks, and full!length studies focused on research that explores the ways educational leadership preparation and practice can be a means of addressing equity concerns throughout P-20 education. Within this book Leadership for Social Justice: Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Inquiry and Reflective Practice the contributors provide a variety of rich perspectives to the social justice phenomenon from the lens of empirical, historical, narrative, and conceptual designs. These designs reiterate the importance of bridging theory and practice while simultaneously producing significant research and scholarship in the field. Collectively, the authors seek to give voice to empowering, social justicefocused research-an area that continues to garner much interest in the areas of educational leadership research, teaching, and learning. In conjunction with the "theme" of this issue, the chapters offer research from an American perspective and offer suggestions, and implications for the field of educational leadership on both a national and international level. The collection contributes to research, theory and practice in educational and community settings.

At No Small Cost

Social Justice Leaders and Their Response to Resistance

Author: George T. Theoharis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational equalization

Page: 350

View: 5301


A Casebook for School Leaders

Linking the ISLLC Standards to Effective Practice

Author: Karen L. Hanson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136126829

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 4459

Practical and highly applicable, the third edition of A Casebook for School Leaders offers those pursuing a career in educational administration the opportunity learn a uniform framework for analyzing and resolving a large variety of school cases. This book examines 44 cases that represent real-life situations in today's schools, with issues and topics ranging from the separation of church and state, personal leadership development, the No Child Left Behind Act, fundraising, and leadership attributes. Each case is fully explored keeping in mind the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and how these standards can be applied effectively in practice. The book also includes an ISLLC matrix on the inside cover that correlates the subject matter covered in each case with the ISLLC standards. The revised third edition includes a new end-of-chapter activity called “Developing Your Leadership Expertise,” which provides readers with the opportunity to practice applying what they've just read to the ISLLC standards; five new cases that address issues not covered in previous editions; and a revised “Questions to Research and Consider” feature, which now includes higher-order thinking questions and inquiry-based activities.