When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem

Educational Leadership and the 21st Century Dilemma of Difference

Kendra V. Johnson ,

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When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem: Educational Leadership and the 21st Century Dilemma of Difference

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What does it take to provide each student with equitable access to daily quality instruction?

Our public schools have undergone significant demographic change. At the same time, we have abundant evidence that our schools haven’t effectively served children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. This solution-oriented guide for school leaders helps create a high-quality, culturally responsive learning environment for all students. You’ll learn deliberate, data-driven actions critical to 21st Century success. Written by instructional leaders, who understand the challenges of equity-driven reform, this guide helps school leaders: 

  • Understand the root cause of the racial-achievement gap
  • Take concrete actions to transform the educational process 
  • Use daily, real-time data to determine effective teaching and learning practices
  • Provides leaders with an original framework to achieve their instructional vision for equity 
  • Eliminate gaps in student outcomes by eliminating instructional gaps between educators and their students.  

Including practical implementation strategies and tools, reflective-discussion questions, and powerful vignettes, this transformative book helps school leaders take concrete steps to accelerate the achievement of underserved students!

"For those who are unsure where to begin the process, or lack a context for why they need to undergo the transformation of changing their instructional practices to align with the need to respond to America′s changing public school population, the contents are arranged in a manner to provide the necessary support to guide the audience through the process."

—Dr. Kandice W. Taylor, Principal
Baltimore County Public Schools, MD

"This book provides school leaders with practical tools and a practical model to implement drastic change in any school climate. The PACE Framework perfectly outlines strategies and activities to implement an effective, quality-first instruction program at schools that serve students who are normally underserved. School leaders and district leaders, who serve as change agents in multi-faceted school communities, can use this book.  I highly recommend it for any school leader needing a framework to shift the culture, instructional practices, the mindset of staff, and community members alike."
—Tara A. Minter, Principal
Rosa L. Parks Elementary School, Hyattsville, MD
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