ERIC Number: EJ771725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 7
Fair Play: Accepting Responsibility for Student Results
Karns, Michelle S.; Parker, Dennis R.
Leadership, v36 n3 p12-15, 33-34, 36 Jan-Feb 2007
Equity in education relies on equal access to learning experiences and fair play during those experiences. Too often policy makers, voters and even some educators define equity only in terms of equal access. Equity is less about the same treatment for all and more about holding everyone to the same high standards and high expectations. All students should expect a safe and productive educational experience aboard the best possible vessels with competent and caring people at the helm. It is only fair. In this article, the authors describe strategic schooling methods that have served as the cognitive architecture to frame equity for their consultancy. They also describe how three elementary schools met their accountability objectives and closed the achievement gap between all statistically significant subgroups.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Play, Educational Experience, Educational Change, Access to Education, Academic Standards, Teacher Expectations of Students, School Safety, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Administrator Role, Poverty, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access