ERIC Number: ED476945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Leading for Diversity: How School Leaders Promote Positive Interethnic Relations.
Henze, Rosemary; Katz, Anne; Norte, Edmundo; Sather, Susan E.; Walker, Ernest
This book provides models of leadership that are effective in developing schools where positive interethnic relations can flourish. Vignettes and case studies allow readers to assess and develop their leadership skills in interethnic relations by recognizing and developing their strengths, assessing how organizational structures support or constrain positive relations, understanding the nature of ethnic tension in the school, identifying the school's priority needs, developing a core vision of interethnic relations, creating and implementing a plan for promoting positive relations, and documenting the effectiveness of the plan. Part 1, "A Framework for Developing Positive Interethnic Communities," includes; (1) "Leading from Within"; (2) "Assessing the School Context"; (3)"Understanding Racial and Ethnic Conflict"; (4) "Identifying Priority Needs--Individual and School-Wide"; (5) "Envisioning Positive Interethnic Relations"; (6) "Selecting Approaches"; (7) "Implementing and Refining the Plan"; and (8) "Documenting and Communicating Success in Interethnic Relations." Part 2, "Cases in Interethnic Relations for School Leaders," includes (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"; and (14) "Maintaining Confidentiality." The methodology, resources for schools, and alignment with standards for school leadership are appended. (Contains 91 references and an index.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Diversity, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Relations, Instructional Leadership, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Racial Relations, School Culture
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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