ERIC Number: EJ766357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: 11
As Diversity Grows, So Must We
Howard, Gary R.
Educational Leadership, v64 n6 p16-22 Mar 2007
This article describes professional development activities in specific suburban school districts that are experiencing rapid growth in their proportions of students of color, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and students from low-income families. As the author has worked with these districts, he has identified five phases of professional development that help transform school staffs to meet the challenge of changing demographics: (1) building trust; (2) engaging personal culture; (3) confronting issues of social dominance and social justice; (4) transforming instructional practices; and (5) engaging the entire school community.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Suburban Schools, Professional Development, Low Income Groups, Justice, Educational Change, Student Diversity, Limited English Speaking, Faculty Development, Cultural Pluralism, Trust (Psychology), Social Problems, School Role, Educational Environment, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Cited: ED502720