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ERIC Number: ED527595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4952-4
The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform
Theoharis, George
Teachers College Press
George Theoharis draws on the experiences and words of successful public school principals committed to advancing equity, social justice, and school reform to show why social justice leadership is needed and how it can be effective. Although facing tremendous barriers, these principals made important strides toward closing the achievement gap in their schools through the use of humane and equitable practices. Featuring a mix of theory and practical strategies, this timely book portrays how real school leaders seek, create, and sustain equitable schools, especially for marginalized students. The author identifies seven "keys" that are crucial for social justice leadership: (1) Acquire Broad Reconceptualized Consciousness/Knowledge/Skill Base; (2) Possess Core Leadership Traits; (3) Advance Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All; (4) Improve Core Learning Context--Both the Teaching and Curriculum; (5) Create a Climate of Belonging; (6) Raise Student Achievement; and (7) Sustain Oneself Professionally & Personally.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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