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Leading for Equality

Leading for Equality
Making Schools Fairer

October 2016 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Disentangling the concept of equality in schools can be a tricky task for those in senior, middle or classroom leadership. This book will unpack ideas of equality, equity, diversity and social justice, providing practitioners and those training to teach with an understanding of equality in order to address educational values and practice. Drawing on a wide range of case studies from schools in England, Wales and Scotland, the authors illustrate the importance of leading for equality with a clear and proactive vision for change.

The authors explore these key areas:

  • Socio-economic class
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Migrant children
  • Special learning needs and disabilities

This book will serve as a handy guide for postgraduate and undergraduate students on Education Leadership and Inclusive Education courses. 

Setting the framework
Ideas of equality. The contested concept
The European policy landscape
Some differences matter more than others: the inequality landscape
Approaches to attacking inequality
Addressing in/equality
Looking at single characteristics. Looking at intersected multiple characteristics
Socio-economic class and inequality
Gender and inequality
Sexuality and inequality
Ethnicity and inequality
Religion and inequality
Migrant children and inequality
Special learning needs, disability and inequality
Drawing together threads for action
Bringing it all together: values, culture and goals

This publication offers a secure approach to leadership from an inclusive perspective which has secure foundations in practice. Very useful to PG students doing the National Senco Award

Mr Tristan Middleton
Department of Education, Gloucestershire University
March 31, 2017

I found this a really interesting read, it covered a good variety of subjects required for the E&D i'm teaching at degree level

Miss Claire Louise Hill
Education Department, Newcastle College
October 4, 2016

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Ideas of equality. The contested concept

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