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Equity 101- The Equity Framework

Equity 101- The Equity Framework
Book 1

Foreword by Bonnie M. Davis

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.

About the Author
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  

"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

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