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Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps (Library Binding)

Robert G. Smith

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Library Binding. Based on in-depth interviews, Striving for Equity brings to light the complex and illuminating stories of thirteen longtime superintendents-all leaders of the Minority Student Achiev.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.363. Bookseller Inventory # 9781612509389

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Based on in-depth interviews, Striving for Equity brings to light the complex and illuminating stories of thirteen longtime superintendents—all leaders of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)—who were able to make progress toward narrowing opportunity and achievement gaps in traditional school districts with diverse populations and multiple, competing agendas. Drawing on current research in organizational learning, the authors introduce a framework consistent with the systemic perspective of these superintendents to help school leaders who want to prioritize the narrowing of gaps.
 
Core chapters are devoted to discussing in detail the central strategies of these superintendents, and illustrating how each of these leaders employed them in their particular circumstances. This book reveals the multifaceted, personal nature of this work and factors that proved to be most critical to progress.

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Striving for Equity brings to light the complex and illuminating stories of thirteen longtime superintendents—all leaders of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)—who were able to make progress toward narrowing opportunity and achievement gaps in traditional school districts with diverse populations and multiple, competing agendas. Drawing on current research in organizational learning, the authors introduce a framework consistent with the systemic perspective of these superintendents to help school leaders who want to prioritize the narrowing of gaps.
 
“Equity is a major issue that confronts us in public education. We must develop thought leaders in education who represent and speak for the vast number of children in America who are not receiving the quality education they are entitled to. Striving for Equity can serve as an invaluable resource for superintendents and other school system leaders.”
Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association
 
“Talk is cheap—action is hard! Smith and Brazer examine the complex and politically challenging processes and procedures necessary to create equity of outcomes for all children. The book is an excellent, easy read that provides a practical set of considerations and a framework for action for those who strive for excellence and equity for ALL children.”
Jerry Weast, founder and CEO, Partnership for Deliberate Excellence, and former superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland
 
“Smith and Brazer present the reality of leading change to close achievement gaps. The commitment of the featured superintendents should give hope to leaders everywhere who are willing to challenge communities to provide equitable opportunities for all students. The stories are not easy, but the children are worth the price.”
Edgar B. Hatrick, former superintendent, Loudoun County Public Schools, and past president, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Robert G. Smith is an associate professor in the Education Leadership program at George Mason University, and a founding member of MSAN. S.David Brazer is an associate professor and faculty director of Leadership Degree Programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.
 

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