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Equity 101- The Equity Framework
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Equity 101- The Equity Framework
Book 1



July 2011 | 184 pages | Corwin

Equity is key to eliminating achievement gaps

Can today's schools help all students achieve at grade level, regardless of race, income, ethnicity, gender, and language? In Equity 101, visit schools and school systems that have created the expectations, rigor, relevancy, and relationships in order that high levels of achievement become the norm, no matter the student's diversity. This first volume of a four-book series outlines a simple, yet powerful Equity Framework for school leaders to implement institutional equity.

Based on the common characteristics observed in highly successful diverse schools throughout North America, Equity 101 provides the foundation necessary for educational leaders and teachers to equitize their school and school systems by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases. Join best-selling author Curtis Linton in examining Whiteness as a lens for understanding our personal, institutional, and professional responsibilities in building equity for all students.

Readers have access to on-demand videos and an online community keyed to central concepts of the four books: The Equity Framework, Leadership, Culture, and Practice. Ultimately, this powerful series provides a clear vision and action plan for creating system equity—a place where excellence is the norm for all students.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Prologue
 
1. Finding Equity
Realizing Equity

 
My Path to Equity

 
Black and White

 
Understanding My History

 
Embracing Diversity

 
Discovering Race

 
Norming Difference

 
Authenticating My Present

 
The Equity Lens

 
 
2. Defining Equity
Equity Success: Northrich Elementary

 
Exploring Equity

 
Describing Equity

 
Equity Definition

 
Deconstructing Equity

 
 
3. Framing Equity
Equity Success: Elmont Memorial High School

 
Framework Versus Strategy

 
The Equity Framework

 
Equity Framework: Characteristics

 
Equity Framework: Leadership

 
Equity Framework: Culture

 
Equity Framework: Practice

 
 
4. Personal Equity
Equity Success: Frankford Elementary

 
Individual Collectivism

 
Overcoming Biases

 
Acknowledging Privilege

 
Missionary Syndrome

 
Personal Equity Equals Passion

 
 
5. Institutional Equity
Equity Success: Sanger Unified School District

 
Understanding Institutionalism

 
Dominant Culture: Whiteness

 
Institutionalized Whiteness

 
Who Equitably Benefits?

 
Institutionalized Equity Equals Persistence

 
 
6. Professional Equity
Equity Success: Dunbar High School

 
Shifting Practice

 
Practice to Theory

 
Equitizing Standards

 
Implementing Equity

 
 
7. Moral Equity
Equity Plus Excellence

 
Equity Success: Behrman Charter Elementary

 
Staring Down Failure

 
The Journey Behind - The Journey Ahead

 
Internalizing Equity

 
Driving Equity

 
 
Epilogue
 
References

"By examining schools that are successful with traditionally underserved students of color through an equity lens, Curtis Linton offers a practical approach to education reform that leaves no room for excuses."

Isla Govan, Consultant and Facilitator
Cross Cultural Connections, LLC, Renton, WA

“The 'real' work of educational communities can only be achieved when we take into account the needs of all learners. As Linton clearly demonstrates, we must use our equity lens to ensure achievement for all.”

Naomi Khalil, Director, Instructional Equity
Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, MI

“Linton provides a thought-provoking and reflective stare into our roles as educators. This book touched me personally and professionally. Linton’s stories validated my own experiences. Race does play a role in how children are educated, but it need not be a roadblock to excellence.”

Tiffany S. Powell, Coordinator, Office of Diversity
Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, KS

“Curtis Linton's Equity 101 provides today's educators with a practical guide for transforming their schools into ideal places of learning where all students and their teachers perform at optimum levels and equity is the norm.”

Dorothy J. Kelly, Retired Education Administrator
Kirkwood, MO
Key features

(1) Introduces a simple but powerful conceptual framework that helps individuals and institutions move along the path to equity. 

(2) Based upon the common characteristics observed in highly successful diverse schools throughout North America 

(3) Readers will have access to online videos that are keyed to central concepts of the four books. 

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