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Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership


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This timely and essential book provides a comprehensive guide for school leaders who desire to engage their school communities in transformative systemic change. Sharon I. Radd, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden, and George Theoharis offer five practices to increase educational equity and eliminate marginalization based on race, disability, socioeconomics, language, gender and sexual identity, and religion. For each dimension of diversity, the authors provide background information for understanding the current realities in schools and beyond, and they suggest "disruptive practices" to replace the status quo in order to achieve full inclusion and educational excellence for every child.

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Practice I. Prioritizing Equity Leadership: Adopting a Transformative Approach

About the authors

Sharon Radd is Program Director and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership at St. Catherine University and experienced consultant specializing in school and organizational leadership that is inclusive, inspired, effective, and just.

She specializes in the areas of leadership, educational equity, adult learning, organizational change, team functioning, and cross-cultural proficiency, with a focus on aligning work with desired intentions and outcomes, restoring more expansive and optimistic purposes for work, and more authentic and effective professional relationships.

She spent 23 years in K–12 public education and is the winner of the 2010 Social Justice Dissertation Award given by the American Educational Research Association LSJ-SIG.

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