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We Can't Lead Where We Won't Go
An Educator's Guide to Equity



© 2015 | 360 pages | Corwin

Bring the gold standard in equity-centered professional development to your school.

Gary R. Howard has secured his reputation as a powerful and effective voice in systemic equity reform. His writings and seminars confronting the most difficult issues of race and privilege in modern education have transformed teacher mindsets and improved outcomes for diverse students in America and abroad.

This guide is the cornerstone of a new set of professional development materials developed by Howard to address today’s educational inequities. Eschewing the punitive tone that often characterizes this dialogue in favor of a focus on the healing process, it includes:

  • Activities for educators to examine both their overt and hidden attitudes toward race, class, gender, sexual identity, and other dimensions of difference
  • Prompts for interacting with a companion set of insightful videos hosted by Howard
  • Techniques for peer observation that foster self-sustaining growth for every teacher
  • Seven Principles For Culturally Responsive Teaching that can be applied in any school
  • Over 9 hours of video footage of Gary Howard introducing and facilitating the program

As demographics continue to shift and educational inequities stubbornly persist, Howard's approach is critically needed in every school. By applying the tools and lessons of this guide, your school will become an example for others to follow. 

"Gary Howard has once again brought clarity and humanity to the work of improving schools for students of all backgrounds, not just for the most privileged. Although the majority of school reform efforts are devised by those outside schools who know little about public education—policymakers, politicians, business people, and philanthropists—those who suffer the consequences of current toxic reforms are principals, teachers, and students. This book, focusing instead on inclusion, equity, and excellence, is a principled guide for creating a more hopeful and socially just vision, one school at a time."
Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita

University of Massachusetts Amherst

"Hats off to Gary Howard. He has written and organized, in one much-needed volume, thoughtful tested activities for successful professional development centered on equity."
—Carl A. Grant, Professor of Education

University of Wisconsin Madison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 
Dedication
 
Manual Introduction
 
Orientation to the Professional Development Process
Inclusion, Equity, Excellence  
Phases of the Work  
Levels of Engagement  
 
Phase One: Tone and Trust
Phase One Introduction  
Working Agreements  
Questions to Consider  
Cultural Bingo  
¿Quienes Somos?  
Tone and Trust Assessment  
 
Phase Two: Personal Culture and Personal Journey
Phase Two Introduction  
Sharing Personal Culture  
Culture Toss  
Definition of Cultural Competence  
I Am From Poems  
Stages of Personal Growth  
Personal Growth Project  
 
Phase Three: From Social Dominance to Social Justice
Phase Three Introduction  
We, the People  
The Guessing Game  
Definition and Dynamics of Social Dominance  
From Social Dominance to Social Justice  
Privilege and Power School Assessment  
Focus on Race Conversation  
Shifting the Emotional Paradigm  
 
Phase Four: Classroom Implications and Applications
Phase Four Introduction  
School Outcomes Assessment  
Equity Environments that Work  
The Seven Principles for Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)  
CRT Study Groups  
CRT Action Research  
Learning From and With Colleagues  
CRT Peer Observation Process  
Achievement Triangle  
 
Phase Five: Systemic Transformation and Planning for Change
Phase Five Introduction  
Dimensions of Growth  
Stages of Institutional Growth  
Catalysts for Transformation  
Organizational Kudos and Challenges  
Co-Responsibility Work Groups  
Dealing with Resistance  
Implementation Planning Guide  
Ideas for Integrating and Sustaining the Work  
Student Voices and Youth Equity Leadership  
Sample Research and Evaluation Design and Outcomes  
 
Suggested Readings from Gary Howard
As Diversity Grows, So Must We  
Speaking of Difference: Reflections on the Possibility of Culturally Competent Conversations  
Whites in Multicultural Education: Rethinking Our Role  
How We Are White  
School Improvement for All: Reflections on the Achievement Gap  
Dispositions of Good Teaching  
 
References

Free resources

Gary Howard's Deepening Your Equity Impact Webinar

Gary Howard's Deepening Your Equity Impact Webinar

Discover strategies from Gary Howard that address today's educational inequities and drive reform. 

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"Gary Howard has once again brought clarity and humanity to the work of improving schools for students of all backgrounds, not just for the most privileged. Although the majority of school reform efforts are devised by those outside schools who know little about public education – policymakers, politicians, business people, and philanthropists – those who suffer the consequences of current toxic reforms are principals, teachers, and students. This book, focusing instead on inclusion, equity, and excellence, is a principled guide for creating a more hopeful and socially just vision, one school at a time."

Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture
College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Hats off to Gary Howard. He has written and organized in one much needed volume thoughtful tested activities for successful professional development for equity."

Carl A. Grant, Hoefs Bascom Professor
University Wisconsin-Madison
Key features
(1)  A proven approach to promoting the professional growth of teachers relative to cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching as a springboard to improving equitable outcomes in schools and districts.

(2) Re-engages teachers and school leaders in the real work of improving their schools, particularly in those settings with a high percentage of our nation’s most marginalized students.

(3) Guides educators through a personal journey relative to race, culture, class, language, gender, sexual identity, and other dimensions of difference.

(4) Supports school leaders and their faculties in an examination of their actual practices, the real-time work of creating authentic and effective relationships with their diverse students.

(5) This powerful professional development program  features an original video series hosted by master educator and best-selling author, Gary Howard.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

Introduction


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