Book Title: Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (Reduce Inequality in Education and Examine the Schools Roles in Superiority and Victim Mindsets)
Publisher: Solution Tree
Author: Anthony Muhammad
Ensure learning equality in every classroom so that factors such as economic standing and race don t play a role in determining students achievement. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from cultural attitudes that reinforce negative academic performance expectations.
Benefits Delve into the factors that impact achievement inequality. Consider the importance of mindsets and frameworks related to the achievement gap, including how impartiality is missing from struggling students school experiences, especially for poor and minority students. Discover real-world case studies from three schools that have achieved great results from embracing principles of the liberation mindset. Examine the indicators that can help you assess whether your school has fostered the values of responsibility, advocacy, and equality. Utilize diagnostic surveys and rubrics for assessment and decision making.
Chapter 1: The History Behind the Achievement Gap
Chapter 2: A Practical Commitment to Equality
Chapter 3: Mindset and Cultural Change
Chapter 4: The Superiority Mindset
Chapter 5: The Victim Mindset
Chapter 6: The Liberation Mindset
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