Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice by Palma StrandGaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice by Palma Strand

Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice

byPalma Strand, Robert G. Smith, Tim Cotman

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice serves as a guide along the journey taken by six individuals who each played a role in moving a school system along a path where race would not be a predictor for academic success. Join us as we share insights to challenges and victories as well as a close look at our own personal and professional growth.
Robert G. Smith is associate professor in the George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development's Education Leadership program. Alvin L. Crawley is assistant superintendent for student services at Arlington Public Schools. Cheryl Robinson is the supervisor for the Office of Minority Achievement for the Arlingto...
Title:Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.11 × 6.09 × 0.51 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610482891

ISBN - 13:9781610482899

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceIntroductionChapter One: The ContextChapter Two: Creating Organization Conditions to Close Achievement GapsChapter Three: Can Schools Eliminate Gaps?Chapter Four: Fixing the System, Not the KidsChapter Five: The Perfect Storm: Capitalizing on SynergyChapter Six: Facilitating Conversations About RaceChapter Seven: Teaching Across CulturesChapter Eight: System-Level Buy-In: A Case StudyChapter Nine: Gaining on the Gap: Progress, Themes, and Lessons LearnedAfterword

Editorial Reviews

The study offers important lessons for both education practitioners and policymakers. It gives practitioners a new perspective on understanding the achievement gap and ways of narrowing it. For policymakers, it provides insight into what states and the federal government may do to help schools in their reform efforts.