Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools provides both practicing and aspiring leaders with the theory, research, and practical guidance to lead socially just schools. Today’s schools are growing more pluralistic and diverse, and leadership is central to reversing long-standing trends of educational inequities, exclusion, and disparate school outcomes. This book helps readers sharpen their awareness of how multiple dimensions of diversity intersect as well as develop strategies for working with students of all socioeconomic statuses, races, religions, sexual orientations, languages, and special needs. Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools provides school leaders the tools to foster teaching and learning environments that promote educational equity and excellence for all students.
- Each chapter focuses on a specific dimension of diversity and discusses intersectionality across other areas of difference, including ability/disability, linguistic diversity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and social frontiers.
- Chapters synthesize literature, provide practical strategies and tools, and include school-level and district-level cases illustrating inclusive leadership.
- End-of-chapter resources point readers toward further discussion of conceptual elements, practice connections, and research applications.
- A companion website features modifiable downloads and further resources for each chapter.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION - INTERSECTIONALITY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Martin Scanlan and George Theoharis
CHAPTER TWO : INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND DISABILITY
George Theoharis, Julie Causton, and Casey Woodfield
CHAPTER THREE: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND POVERTY
Curt Dudley-Marling and Anne Dudley-Marling
CHAPTER FOUR: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND RACE
Sonya Douglass Horsford and Christine Clark
CHAPTER FIVE : INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND ENGLISH LEARNERS
Isabel Kelsey, Carmen Campuzano, and Francesca López
CHAPTER SIX: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUESTIONING STUDENTS
Frank Hernandez and Don Fraynd
CHAPTER SEVEN: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND GENDER
Margaret Grogan & Shamini Dias
CHAPTER EIGHT: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND RELIGION
CHAPTER NINE: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP ON THE SOCIAL FRONTIERS: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Martin Scanlan and Lauri Johnson
CHAPTER TEN: THE EQUITY AUDIT AS THE CORE OF LEADING INCREASINGLY DIVERSE SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS
Colleen A. Capper and Michelle D. Young
George Theoharis is Chair of the Teaching and Leadership Department and Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Inclusive Elementary Education at Syracuse University.
Martin Scanlan is Associate Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership at Marquette University.
"Scholars and practitioners of educational leadership and administration have needed this book for such a long time. Theoharis and Scanlan and their contributing authors, at last, have provided us with a comprehensive book that brings together in one place current research, tested strategies, useful tools, and high-leverage leadership practices for schools serving diverse students, families, and communities."
--Linda Skrla, Professor and Department Chair of Educational Administration and Leadership, University of the Pacific
"In this book, Theoharis and Scanlan have brought together an impressive group of leading experts to answer the most important topic in contemporary education—how do we create and sustain a vibrant and relevant education that serves and excites students and educators in an increasingly pluralistic society? The book is full of innovative and cutting-edge perspectives, as well as courses of action that will engage and inform educational leaders, school board members, scholars, community advocates, and policy makers. I highly recommend this book to anyone passionate about schools and education, and it is a MUST read for all educational leaders."
--Jeffrey S. Brooks, Professor of Educational Leadership, Monash University