Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Volume 18 | 2002 | Issue 3

Democratic Leadership in Coalition SchoolsCES schools are adopting leadership and management methods that include teachers, students and families. Principals and other school administrators are reshaping their roles. This issue of Horace looks at reasons for moving to models of democratic school leadership, along with strategies and practices to support the shift.

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Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms

Multicultural education isn’t a specialty; it’s how teaching and learning should happen in all schools, with all students. Gloria Ladson-Billings, education professor at the University of Wisconsin, studies the habits of mind required of beginning teachers who are prepared to support diverse classrooms. Drawing on her own memories of her start in teaching and the experiences of eight students participating

Oakland’s Community Propels Change for Equity

Anger and bereavement, throughout history, have provided the engine for relentless struggles for change. -Barbara Kingsolver, Small Wonder “There were more than 1,400 kids in my daughter’s school. And she was going year-round to class. For twenty-eight days she was in class, and for twenty-eight days she’d stop. She had to move from one classroom to another. It was a

Horace: Volume 18 | 2002 | Issue 3 Published: December 10, 2003 By: Jill Davidson Topics: Community Collaboration, Small Learning Communities

The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities

Throughout The Light in Their Eyes, I was thrilled by the continuity between Sonia Nieto’s description of multicultural education and Coalition educators’ focus on personalized, sustained and supportive relationships among teachers and students. Nieto, education professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, explores how teachers, through cultural connection and understanding, promote learning and equity among all students, especially bicultural

Horace: Volume 18 | 2002 | Issue 3 Published: December 10, 2003 By: Jill Davidson, Sonia Nieto Topics: Family Collaboration

Where to Go for More: Resources for Exploring Community Organizing and Small Schools

If you are interested in visiting the schools associated with Oakland’s New Small Autonomous Schools effort, please contact Madeleine Clarke, Director of Development at the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools, 510/208-0160 or and/or Ken Epstein, Public Information Officer at the Oakland Unified School District, 510/879-8582 or Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools Useful even if you’re outside

Horace: Volume 18 | 2002 | Issue 3 Published: December 10, 2002 By: Topics: Community Collaboration