Equity in the Classroom

Essays on Curricular and Pedagogical Approaches to Empowering All Students

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About the Book

Almost 200 years after public schools moved toward free education for all children, educators are still exploring the best approaches for promoting equitable student growth. In early 2020, Covid-19 operational changes and the challenge to confront America’s most profound racial problems exposed many equity issues in schools. As a result, educators were called to reimagine the field of education as the curtain closed on the first quarter of the 21st century.
The essays in this book challenge classroom instructors to consider new approaches to education theory, classroom praxis and teaching content. The chapters herein draw on mixed-methods and narrative form essays to provide practical tools and techniques for building equitable schools. Viewing schools as extensions of society-at-large, this book delivers innovative curricular approaches to STEM education, the Humanities and applied theater. The authors offer methods for empowering student voices, managing moments of crisis, increasing representation in computer science and implementing restorative justice disciplinary practices in learning institutions. Essays provide all educators with proven instructional models for curricular equity with the goal of moving America closer to a multi-racial democracy.

About the Author(s)

Todd M. Mealy (Ph.D., American studies, Penn State University) is a writer who specializes in 19th and 20th century civil rights history and sports culture. A contributor to Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Heather Bennett, Ph.D., J.D., assists public school boards and districts with equity-focused tools, programming, and research. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of education, law, and policy, primarily focusing on the impact of the educational experiences of marginalized students, families, and communities. She lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Todd M. Mealy and Heather Bennett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8703-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4658-9
Imprint: McFarland