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Walking the Equity Talk

A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities

For educational leaders serious about ending student outcome disparities, Culturally Courageous Leadership can empower all school stakeholders to ensure that equity initiatives are successful.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412997812
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2012
  • Page Count: 408
  • Publication date: December 31, 2012

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Good intentions are not enough—create a bold new leadership paradigm to achieve equity in opportunities and outcomes!

If you're serious about providing a level playing field for all, it is time to do more than identify and lament the reasons for educational disparities and why they persist. John Robert Browne II shows how Culturally Courageous Leadership by all school community stakeholders can help you achieve equitable learning opportunities and outcomes for all students. This practical guide:

  • Shows how to develop realistic, data-based plans for putting equity initiatives into action
  • Helps district and school administrators work with teacher, parent, student, and community leaders to advance equity and excellence
  • Provides concrete examples of what it takes to empower staff and stakeholders through collaborative leadership
  • Offers tips on how to navigate the politics when addressing the interface between identity, race, culture, poverty, primary language, and achievement

School-based examples, role-play activities, profiles of educators exemplifying leadership for equity, "make it personal" questions, facilitator notes, and diagnostic assessments are provided so you can engage your entire school or district community in equity transformation. If you are ready to take on the challenge of becoming an "equity warrior," then Walking the Equity Talk will show you the path forward.

Key features

  • Proposes a bold, new leadership paradigm to address the barriers to achieving equity in today's diverse schools. 
  • Includes an array of probing questions and activities throughout the guide that require readers to critically reflect and to draw from prior knowledge and experience. 
  • Filled with examples and vignettes have been drawn from the authors' experience working with numerous large and small school districts as well as state departments of education

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Charts, and Vignettes



About the Author

Introduction to the Guide

Section I: Leadership for Equitable Outcomes--It Takes an Entire Community

1. Identity, Teaching, and Learning

2. The Absence of Cultural Democracy

3. Grim Continuities

4. Rhetoric vs. Reality

5. Biases

6. Barriers

Section II: Culturally Courageous Leadership--A Paradigm for Contemporary Realities

7. A New Paradigm for the 21st Century

8. Seven Principles

9. Transformation and Politics

10. Stakeholder Practices

11. Promising Departures

12. Two Leadership Profiles

Section III: Making It Real

13. Defusing the Political Landmines

14. Three Equity Warriors

15. Practicing the "Equity Walk"

16. The Time Is Here, the Time Is Now

Appendix 1: Facilitator Notes for Chapters 1 Through 15

Appendix 2: Culturally Courageous Leadership Diagnostic Questionnaires





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