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Equity, Diversity, And Access In Education
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Generating Change in Schools for Equity, Diversity, and Access
- Determine a plan for developing and implementing school practices with community members, families, and staff to create a more inclusive and culturally responsive school.
- Create professional development opportunities with teachers and other stakeholders to support growth towards a more culturally responsive school.
Demographic and Educational Change
- Identify major demographic and educational changes which have occurred from the mid-twentieth century through the present.
- Analyze the impact of demographic and educational changes on schools, curriculum, and instruction.
Equity, Diversity, and Access
- Describe the concepts of equity, diversity, and access.
- Explain the significance of and the issues concerning educating for democracy and equity.
- Examine personal beliefs and values regarding diversity and equity.
- Investigate critical theory as it relates to the impact of class, race, power, gender, and privilege on education and learning.
- Analyze the implications of cultural capital and social capital for schools, instruction, and students’ academic success.
- Examine the diversity of students, teachers, administrators, and staff in a school and the implications of differences among groups.
- Examine examples of institutionalized bias in schools and school districts.
- Describe examples of and issues relating to teacher agency in schools.
Equitable Democratic Classrooms and School Environments
- Describe key components of equity and access in a culturally responsive school.
- Examine the impact of culture on teaching practices and student learning.
- Propose strategies and resources that teachers and administrators can utilize to bridge cultural gaps that exist between school climate and students’ cultures.
Culturally Responsive Schools
- Determine dispositions of culturally responsive teachers and administrators.
- Identify the elements of culturally responsive curriculum, materials, and instructional practices.
- Examine classroom organization and pedagogical practices that provide equal access to learning for all students.
- Propose ways of consolidating and using data from varied sources to address students’ individual learning styles and needs.
- Evaluate strategies for differentiation of instruction and assessment to address students’ varied learning styles and specific learning needs.
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