ERIC Number: ED411587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Fourth R: Responsibility: Ensuring Educational Excellence through Equitable and Effective School Practices. An Equity Handbook for Learning Communities. Revised Edition.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.
Every learner must be guaranteed access to quality instruction, resources, and assessment. This handbook was designed to assist educators in making responsible local educational decisions with an informed and attuned understanding of equity and effective school practices. The publication is intended to help engage education stakeholders in substantive dialogue about the integral relevance of equity, multicultural education, and equal access to every student and educator. Part 1 identifies the key components of educational equity--access, attitudes, language, interactions, instruction, and materials. Part 2 describes equitable practices and effective practices at the district, school, and classroom levels, and outlines the responsibilities of school staff and other key stakeholders. Training and technical assistance are offered free of charge to public school personnel by the Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity (CNORSE) at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Appendices contain 62 references, definitions, and key federal nondiscriminatory laws as they impact equity in education. (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Family School Relationship, Federal Legislation, Multicultural Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Professional Development
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., 101 S.W. Main Street, Portland, OR 97204-3297.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.