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Improvement Science in Education and Beyond Series

Improvement Science

Promoting Equity in Schools

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August 2021
9781975504670
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    Myers Education Press
  • ISBN 9781975504670
  • Language English
  • Pages 125 pp.
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August 2021
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August 2021
9781975504663
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August 2021
9781975504687
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    Myers Education Press
  • ISBN 9781975504687
  • Language English
  • Pages 125 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Improvement Science: Promoting Equity in Schools is intended for classroom teachers, school leaders, and district leaders charged with leading improvement efforts in schools. From questions such as “how do I develop a love of reading in my classroom?” to “how can I better manage student behavior during independent learning time?” to   “what should we do to make sure kids of all races read at grade level by third grade” to “how could we include families of all backgrounds as partners in learning” or “how do we increase our graduation rate among underserved students” or even “how do we reduce theft during lunchtime,” this book shares real-life examples from those who are currently leading equity-focused improvement in our classrooms and schools. If you are curious about how Improvement Science has been used, or how others have succeeded --or failed-- at equity-focused improvement efforts in our classrooms and in our schools, or if you’re wondering how to spur discussions in school districts, universities, and communities about leading equity-focused improvement, this book is for you. Teachers, students, family members, community members, principals and superintendents will be inspired to embrace Improvement Science as a method to improve equity in their schools.

 

The book helps people new to Improvement Science to understand the basic steps to implement the process. If you’re a beginner, it provides some basic steps and a resource (https://www.carnegiefoundation.org/our-ideas/six-core-principles-improvement/) to help you understand the process better; for those with some experience, the book will be an excellent refresher and tool with functional suggestions to take your practice further.

1.       Form a Team.

2.       Examine Data.

3.       Ask Why.

4.       Read Research.

5.       Get Perspective of Those Closest to the Problem.

6.       Plan the Change.

After you’ve done the above, then it’s time to test one idea, using short Plan Do Study Act cycles. These are short improvement cycles. Students are only in our classrooms generally for one year, so the cycles need to be short, perhaps even as short as one week, to ensure that every instructional move we are making truly does improve the experience of the students.



Perfect for courses such as: Culturally Responsive Learning Environments; Educating For Equity And Social Justice; Cultivating Culturally Responsive Classrooms; Integrating Methods And Curriculum Design; Inquiry, Assessment, And Instructional Design; Foundations Of Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Practice; Math Literacy; Physical Education; Professional Collaboration In Education; Language And Literacy Development Of Diverse Learners; Equal Opportunity: Racism; Diversity And Equity In Schools; Cultural Proficiency In Schools; Language And Power In Education; Teaching For Equity In Literacy; Supportive Classroom Communities; Cultural Diversity In Literature; Engaging Students In Writing; Introduction To School Leadership; Introduction To School Improvement; Teacher Leadership And School Improvement

Deborah Peterson

Deborah Peterson served as a school leader for many years prior to her current role as associate professor at Portland State University. As a practitioner, she was known for increasing equity, community engagement, and student voice while dramatically improving student outcomes. Her teaching and research focus on preparing current and future school leaders to serve as anti-racist, culturally responsive leaders for equity. Her work has been published in numerous journals including Educational Leadership, Multicultural Matters, and School Administrator and she has presented at state, national, and international conferences on leadership for equity. She earned one BA from the University of Washington, another BA from the University of Oregon, an MA from Portland State University, and her EdD from Lewis and Clark College. The recipient of numerous grants for her work on equity, her current research includes examining the experiences of women leaders and leaders of color in numerous professions. Dr. Peterson resides in Portland, Oregon where she is a consultant for school leaders implementing equity-focused improvements.

Susan Carlile

Susan Carlile has over 50 years of experience in K-12 education as a teacher, middle and high school principal, director of curriculum and Instruction for a large, suburban school district near Portland, Oregon. As a professor of practice and program lead for the Educational Leadership and Policy Program, she has facilitated the leadership development of over 600 school leaders, received 18 grants for her work, and presented and published in dozens of state, national and international forums of leadership, including collaborating with change leadership researchers, Antony Bryk, Louis Gomez and Paul LeMahieu, Improvement Science experts. Susan Carlile has a BA in English and Fine Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and leadership certification from the University of Oregon and graduate work in education at the University of Washington and Harvard University. Most recently, her research has focused on examining the issues facing women in leadership positions and strategies for navigating the workplace to ensure gender, racial, ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic equity in education.

Improvement Science, equity, anti-racism, school improvement, teacher leadership, student voice, culturally responsive schools, school leadership; teacher education, race and diversity; social justice; curriculum, instruction and assessment; change processes; improvement science in educational leadership