The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform by George Theoharis

The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform

Book Title: The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807749516

Author: George Theoharis


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George Theoharis draws on the experiences and words of successful public school principals committed to advancing equity, social justice, and school reform to show why social justice leadership is needed and how it can be effective. Although facing tremendous barriers, these principals made important strides toward closing the achievement gap in their schools through the use of humane and equitable practices. Featuring a mix of theory and practical strategies, this timely book portrays how real school leaders seek, create, and sustain equitable schools, especially for marginalized students.

The author identifies seven ''keys'' that are crucial for social justice leadership:
Key 1: Acquire Broad Reconceptualized Consciousness/Knowledge/Skill Base
Key 2: Possess Core Leadership Traits
Key 3: Advance Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All
Key 4: Improve Core Learning Context -- Both the Teaching and Curriculum
Key 5: Create a Climate of Belonging
Key 6: Raise Student Achievement
Key 7: Sustain Oneself Professionally & Personally