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Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race

Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race

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September 2006 | 72 pages | Corwin

Create staff development training that addresses the relationship between race and achievement!

Acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups, educators realize that eliminating this disparity is critical to developing cultural proficiency. Candid conversations about race help educational leaders understand why performance inequity persists and how to guide policy analysis and instructional reform that promote true academic parity. Designed to complement the best-selling Courageous Conversations About Race, this facilitator's guide shows how to use professional development events to help educational leaders examine the achievement gap through the prism of race.

This chapter-by-chapter guide explains how to engage educators in discussions about personal agendas, multiple racial perspectives, closing the racial achievement gap, and extending their professional learning. Trainers also will find practical features, including

  • Implementation exercises
  • Prompts, language, and tools that support profound discussion
  • Activities and checklists for administrators
  • Action steps for creating an equity team

Highlights for the facilitator include

  • Activities for small or large groups
  • Discussion and journaling prompts
  • Key sources for supplemental reading
  • Sample workshop agendas for half-day, one-day, or two- to three-day sessions
  • A workshop evaluation form

Using the Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race, you can help educators construct a language and a process for addressing the relationship between race and achievement. With creative, open dialogue, leaders can restructure their schools and fulfill every student's potential regardless of race, culture, or class.

About the Authors
How to Use the Guide  
Additional Resources for Facilitators  
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools by Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton
Chapter 1. Breaking the Silence: Ushering in Courageous Conversation About Race  
Chapter 2. What's So Courageous About This Conversation?  
Chapter 3. Why Race?  
Chapter 4. Agreeing to Talk About Race  
Chapter 5. The First Condition: Getting Personal Right Here and Right Now  
Chapter 6. The Second Condition: Keeping the Spotlight on Race  
Chapter 7. The Third Condition: Engaging Multiple Racial Perspectives  
Chapter 8. The Fourth Condition: Keeping Us All at the Table  
Chapter 9. The Fifth Condition: What Do You Mean By "Race"?  
Chapter 10. The Sixth Condition: Let's Talk About Whiteness  
Chapter 11. How Anti-Racist Leaders Close the Achievement Gap  
Chapter 12. Exploring a Systemic Framework for Closing the Racial Achievement Gap  
Chapter 13. Using Courageous Conversation to Achieve Equity in Schools  
Resources for Extending Your Learning
Professional Development Training Videos  
Professional Development Books  
Handout 1. Got Passion?  
Handout 2. Racial Consciousness Flow Chart Worksheet  
Handout 3. Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation  
Handout 4. Implementation Exercise Part 1 Worksheet  
Handout 5. De-Centering Whiteness  
Handout 6. Systemic Equity Anti-Racism Transformation Worksheet  
Overhead 1. The Courageous Conversation Compass  
Overhead 2. Racial Consciousness Flow Chart  
Overhead 3. Naughty-Nice?  
Overhead 4. Pacific Educational Group?s Systemic Equity Anti-Racism Transformation Framework  
Sample Seminar Agendas
Half-Day Seminar Agenda  
One-Day Seminar Agenda  
Two- to Three-Day Seminar Agenda  
Seminar Evaluation Form

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ISBN: 9781412941563