Courageous Conversations About Race

Courageous Conversations About Race

A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

Book - 2014 | Second edition.
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Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, schools, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels!


This updated edition of the bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence.

  • NEW! Revised Courageous Conversation Compass
  • NEW! Racial autobiographies
  • NEW! Case study on St. Paul Public Schools, which has stayed on track with the Courageous Conversation protocol and framework
  • NEW! Links to video segments of the author describing the work
  • REVISED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders
  • REVISED! Action and implementation steps

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With more than a decade of developed insight from working internationally with educators, community members, students, and families since the publication of the first edition of this book, Singleton hopes that readers embrace what he views as a moral imperative to arrive at a deeper understanding of race and racism. He defines Courageous Conversation as a dialogue that utilizes agreement, conditions, and compass to engage, sustain, and deepen interracial conversation about race in order to examine schooling and improve student achievement. This second edition offers more focused and relevant voices from a diverse group in the form of racial autobiographies and links to online videos. There are 13 chapters divided into three parts: passion: an essential characteristic of racial equity leadership; practice: the foundation of racial equity leaders; persistence: the key to racial equity leadership. Some of the chapters included are: breaking the silence; what’s so courageous about this conversation?; agreeing to talk about race; how racial equity leaders eliminate systemic racial disparities; exploring a systemic framework; courageous conversation as a strategy for achieving equity in schools. There is a note about the author, references and a selected bibliography, and figures and tables. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Corwin, 2014.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781483383743
Characteristics: pages cm


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