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Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools

1st Edition

By George Theoharis, Martin Scanlan

Routledge

228 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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.

Special Features:

  • 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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION - INTERSECTIONALITY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Martin Scanlan and George Theoharis

SECTION 1

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

SECTION 2

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

Joanne Marshall

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity

This exciting new series, Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity, addresses the core areas of leader preparation and development in the field of educational leadership. By extending the foundations of the field to new conceptions of leadership that reflect educational diversity, equity research, and emerging theory, this series moves the educational leadership field forward. These powerful books from a diverse set of authors combine research, theory, and practice to support a new generation of scholarship. This series provides aspiring principals, assistant principals, district level leaders and researchers with the necessary tools to successfully lead inclusive and socially just schools.

Special Features of Series:

  • The series books align with the core content areas within Educational Leadership preparation programs
  • Written by respected authors in the field (established and emerging), diverse by race, language, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, and their intersections
  • Addresses the full range of student and staff diversity including race, culture, social class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, language, religion and their intersections
  • Grounded in relevant and emerging theory--includes foundational, traditional perspectives and also extends the conversation to current critical perspectives
  • Explicitly takes an inclusive and integrated approach to schooling
  • Draws from current and classic literature and empirical research
  • Integrates examples from practice to illustrate theories and concepts
  • Explicit links are made between preK-12 and higher and postsecondary education
  • A series companion website with suggestions and activities for teaching chapters, power points, and video links

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU032000
EDUCATION / Leadership