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ERIC Number: ED528489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-8161-3
Leadership for Social Justice and Democracy in Our Schools. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 9
Blankstein, Alan M.; Houston, Paul D.
Research shows that students' sense of belonging in their school communities is critically linked to academic achievement. This ninth and final book in "The Soul of Educational Leadership" series offers practical strategies for promoting socially responsible school cultures that foster greater student engagement and democratic values. A joint publication with the American Association of School Administrators and the HOPE Foundation, with contributions from renowned educators Bonnie Davis, Linda Skrla, Randall Lindsey, and others, this book explores the key concepts of respect, equity, and character, and examines tough issues such as: (1) Reflecting on individuals' backgrounds and assumptions; (2) Modeling socially responsible behavior; (3) Teaching students to discern injustice; and (4) Enacting a zero-tolerance policy toward bullying. Students will shape tomorrow based on what they learn today. This compact guide equips educators to implement democratic practices, act in socially just ways, and impart democratic values to the citizens of the future. Contents include: (1) Respect (Bonnie M. Davis); (2) Social Justice: Focusing on Assets to Overcome Barriers (Randall B. Lindsey, Delores B. Lindsey, and Raymond D. Terrell); (3) Becoming an Equity-Oriented Change Agent (Linda Skrla, Kathryn Bell McKenzie, and James Joseph Scheurich); (4) Are Women Prepared to Be School Superintendents? An Essay on the Myths and Misunderstandings (C. Cryss Brunner and Yong-Lyun Kim); (5) Leading Schools of Character (Marvin W. Berkowitz); (6) Teaching Social Responsibility (Sheldon H. Berman); (7) Zero Indifference and Teachable Moments: School Leadership for Diversity, Inclusion and Justice (Mara Sapon-Shevin); and (8) Getting Kids Ready for School--Raising the Village (Paul D. Houston). An index are also included. [For the preceding volume, see "Leadership for Family and Community Involvement. The Soul of Educational Leadership Series. Volume 8" (ED528488).]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators; HOPE Foundation