|Felecia Briscoe||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Gilberto Arriaza||California State University, East Bay|
|Rosemary C. Henze||San José State University|
|© 2009||200 pages||Corwin|
Unlock the power of language to promote equity in your school! This enlightening book shows how everyday speech can be a transforming force in today's schools, creating a more equitable environment for people of all backgrounds. Written by experts on language and diversity, this resource combines research-validated tools and real-world insights for addressing verbal communication issues within the classroom and schoolwide. Readers will find:
- Case studies and vignettes that show how language contributes to school change and shapes community relationships
- Thought-provoking exercises that strengthen language awareness and leadership skills
- Guidance on effectively coaching students and colleagues on equity issues and the use of appropriate language.
By using language to overcome barriers, foster collaboration, and promote respect, leaders can make a significant difference in the quality of life and work in schools.