Belonging through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation
Let's end the dysfunctional cycle of equity implementation once and for all.
Schools and districts continue to struggle with equity initiatives that actually work. Far too often, they take action that reinforces a vicious cycle of failure. In Belonging through a Culture of Dignity, Cobb and Krownapple contend that this failure is largely because educators fail to grasp and use the keys to equity success: dignity, belonging, and inclusion. Cobb and Krownapple unpack these concepts and offer them within a practical framework for creating schools that work for every student. This book is for districts, schools, and educators who want to get it right when it comes to educational equity!
Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple's friendship and professional relationship started in December 2008 at the annual conference of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC), now Learning Forward. As two individuals who have been tapped as “equity leaders” in their individual professional contexts, they have come to observe some very familiar patterns despite the fact that they've led this work in different regions of the country. In this book, they'd like to share these patterns but more importantly, their vision of how to make the noble and humanitarian undertaking of equity implementation more effective.
Dr. Floyd Cobb
Floyd Cobb is consultant with the Core Collaborative and is a co-developer of the IncludED content which focuses on issues of educational equity. Cobb holds almost 20 years of experience in the field of education spanning the P-20 continuum holding roles as a teacher, school leader, district curriculum leader and a statewide policy implementer....
John Krownapple specializes in professional and organizational learning and development in the areas of inclusion, equity, and social justice. He is a co-developer of The Core Collaborative’s IncludED solutions. Krownapple’s mission to help each of us get in touch with our own worth and value so that we can, in turn, honor human dignity on interpersonal, organizational, and structural levels....
What Others are Saying
"This book is essential reading for leaders committed to effective implementation that truly transforms the social and academic conditions in school for students, families and educators."
– Zaretta Hammond, Educator and Author, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain