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More Courageous Conversations About Race - Glenn E. Singleton

More Courageous Conversations About Race

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2012
ISBN: 9781412992664
Number Of Pages: 360

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Use courageous conversations to build racial equity in your schools and districts!

In this companion to his best-selling book, Glenn Singleton presents specific examples in which racism impedes student success and illustrates how to usher in courageous conversations to ignite systemic transformation. Through first-person vignettes and an actual school district case study, this breakthrough handbook focuses on the powerful possibilities that are unleashed when you:

  • Learn how other education leaders have addressed and improved race relations
  • Explore urgent challenges in racial equity and courageous approaches to solving them
  • Reflect on your personal role in the struggle to achieve racial equity
  • Introduce culturally relevant curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your school or district

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"This book provides insight into the thinking of one of the foremost advocates for addressing the achievement gap in authentic ways that result in the underlying assumptions of racism being uncovered and addressed. Singleton's delineation of the concept 'racial equity work' is a major contribution." -- Randall B. Lindsey, Author of Cultural Proficiency
"Readers who embrace the courageous conversations that Glenn Singleton has written about in these pages will find themselves analyzing their own thoughts and conversations about race in school settings. This text is a deeper analysis of previous conversations and the protocol introduced in Courageous Conversations About Race. The vignettes and cases are a strength." -- Ignacio Lopez, Director of Outreach and Professor of Education
"In this book, Glenn Singleton takes the courageous steps to model what he teaches as he gives us the pathways for our own journeys to confront racism in our lives. Glenn proves the necessity of holding courageous conversations about race if we want to eliminate the opportunity gap for ALL students." -- Bonnie M. Davis, Author of How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You

Forewordp. viii
Prefacep. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Authorp. xix
Why Do We Need Another Book on Courageous Conversations About Race?p. 1
It's (Still) a Question of Will!p. 1
Writing in Difficult Timesp. 3
Building on the Field Guidep. 6
The "More" in More Courageous Conversationsp. 10
From Will and Passion to Purposep. 15
Courage Requires Personal Purposep. 16
Differing Approaches to Diversityp. 20
Purpose at Every Levelp. 22
Voices From the Insidep. 23
Revisiting the Courageous Conversations About Race Protocolp. 27
Getting Behind the Protocol's Agreements, Conditions, and Compassp. 30
Isolating Race: Intersectionality and Cultural Layeringp. 38
Getting Centered in a Mindful Wayp. 45
Examining the Presence and Role of Whitenessp. 47
Closing the "Knowing-Doing" Gapp. 55
Voices From the Insidep. 63
Seven Years Later: What's Different and What's the Same?p. 67
Embracing Equity and Naming the "It": Systemic Racismp. 69
The Datap. 74
Minding the Gapsp. 78
Can We Really Afford Equity?p. 84
Applying New Technology to Racial Equity Workp. 91
Voices From the Insidep. 92
Why Are We Still Talking About Race?p. 97
Beyond a Moral Imperative: Neuroscience and the Physiological Impact of Racismp. 97
A Critique of Liberalismp. 102
Are Black Males Beyond Love?p. 112
Defining Resistance and Transforming "Resisters"p. 116
What Should Be "Special" About Special Education?p. 118
Voices From the Insidep. 121
Moving Courageous Conversations Beyond Black and Whitep. 129
Empowering ALL People of Colorp. 129
Making the Invisible Visible: A Courageous Conversation About American Indians and Schoolingp. 131
Brown Spacep. 143
The Politics of English-Language Acquisition: Skin Color, Immigration Status, and Other Barriersp. 146
Voices From the Insidep. 151
Voices From the Insidep. 155
A Vision and a Framework for Achieving Racial Equity in Educationp. 158
"Just Say No!"...to Random Acts of Equityp. 163
Unmasking Courageous Conversations About Racial Disparities in Independent Schoolsp. 175
Where Is Higher Education? A Call for Seamless Racial Equity in PreK-16 Educationp. 184
Voices From the Insidep. 189
Voices From the Insidep. 191
Leadership for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practicep. 195
Equity Development for School Boardsp. 197
District Equity Leadership Teams (DELT and DELTA)p. 198
Site and Central-Office Department Leaders Engaged in Equity/Antiracism Development (LEADs)p. 199
Equity Teamsp. 201
The Beacon Projectp. 202
Staff of Color Equity Developmentp. 202
Students Organized for Anti-Racism (SOAR)p. 204
Voices From the Insidep. 209
Voices From the Insidep. 213
Learning and Teaching for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practicep. 227
Culturally Relevant Pedagogyp. 238
Collaborative Action Research for Equity (CARE)p. 242
Voices From the Insidep. 246
Empowering Parents and Communities of Color for Racial Equity: From Theory to Practicep. 251
Partnerships for Academically Successful Studentsp. 252
Engaging and Developing White Allies to Supports Parents and Community Members of Color in Schoolsp. 260
Engaging White Allies in the Development and Recruitment of Other Whites to the Struggle for Racial Equityp. 264
Developing and Reinventing School Boards as Allies in the Struggle for Racial Equityp. 266
Voices from the Insidep. 269
Eden Prairie Schools: A Case Studyp. 272
Eden Prapirie Then and Nowp. 273
The District Develops a Clear Vision of Equityp. 280
A Changing Climatep. 283
The Results Are In: Progress Was Madep. 286
Voices From the Insidep. 291
Beyond Passion, Practice, and Persistence...A Purpose for Achieving Equity!p. 302
Notesp. 315
Recommended Readingp. 322
Indexp. 326
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ISBN: 9781412992664
ISBN-10: 1412992664
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 23rd October 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77

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