English | ISBN: 1412956013, 1412956021 | 2009 | 200 pages | PDF | 17 MB
'The authors show that by thinking critically about how we interact with others and by making the necessary changes in our own behavior, leaders can model respectful and collaborative ways of addressing and responding to others and gradually change the norms of the whole community' - Gordon Wells, Professor of Education University of California, Santa Cruz
Unlock the power of language to promote equity in your school! This enlightening book shows how everyday speech can be a transforming force in today's schools, creating a more equitable environment for people of all backgrounds. Written by experts on language and diversity, this resource combines research-validated tools and real-world insights for addressing verbal communication issues within the classroom and schoolwide. Readers will find:
- Case studies and vignettes that show how language contributes to school change and shapes community relationships
- Thought-provoking exercises that strengthen language awareness and leadership skills
- Guidance on effectively coaching students and colleagues on equity issues and the use of appropriate language.
By using language to overcome barriers, foster collaboration, and promote respect, leaders can make a significant difference in the quality of life and work in schools.