What does an equitable and inclusive school look like? - Coggle Diagram
What does an equitable and inclusive school look like?
Because education is funding is based on enrollment and test scores students from economically challenged areas get sub-par funding to their economically privileged counterparts.
An equitable classroom would have funding that is based on need instead of tax bracket. This would mean possibly federalizing the education system and freeing up funding from military and defense funding in support of education.
An equitable classroom also has funding that is designed to give students the tools they need to succeed.
Technology such as laptops are often something that is needed to be provided by schools but that still doesn't ensure students have the tools they need at home to complete their assignments
An equitable school will provide TOP OF THE LINE equipment to every student and governmental funding will provide universal wifi to the entire country.
This universal wifi will be a part of educational funding increase by the government as well as a restructuring of our values as a nation.
To achieve diverse classrooms you have to achieve a balance between community culture and targeted school recruitment. OR require all students attending public school to attend the school in their neighborhood (I.e no school of choice.)
Taking away school of Choice as an option for students will incentivize families who live in the district to stay in their local school and create a community that is diverse.
This is especially important for neighborhoods experiencing high levels of gentrification.
For a school to develop and maintain diverse classrooms the community has to be involved.
This means that building up the community surrounding our students is IMPERATIVE when trying to provide an equitable education
Maintaining and uplifting black and urban communities includes providing programs for ALL AGES so community members are taken care of, educated, and engaged.
Once the community is engaged, students will feel safe to use community members as a resource and as a part of their education.
The idea that it takes a village to raise a child is 100% true. Children who live in safe and productive communities are far liklier to succeed then students who live in communities with little to no engagement.
The perfect school would include commmunity engagement as a part of the education. This includes inviting community elders to share their history with students.
The sharing of verbal histories is a traditional educational tool and the use of it in neo-indigenous classrooms is a form of cultural respect and a way to make sure that counter histories are shared and valued.
To practice restorative practices educators must understand that relationships are central to building community.
The intention is that students will make positive changes when those in a position of authority do things WITH them rather than TO them or FOR them.
Restorative Practices puts a greater emphasis on responses to inappropriate behavior that seek to reconnect and restore relationships with young people versus creating disconnections.
Restorative practices can be used to establish a culture of HIGH expectations with HIGH support for all community members. Using Restorative Practices benefits school's by having a more efficient teaching and learning environment.
Individualized Educational Pans
Every student is different which means every student learns differently. Focusing classrooms on creating personalized learning plans for ALL students, not just those with learning challenges can help them succeed in the future.
By creating IEPs for all of our students each child is able to be successful while remaining in the same classroom.
Studies show that when schools seperate "smart" kids from those who are struggling more with the curriculum, students struggling struggle more.
IEPs would help students stay in the classroom with their age and grade peers.
Kind of like montesorri style education
Culturally Responsive Curriculum
Penacostal pedagogy is defined by Chris Emdin as a pedagogy that is indicative of black american church culture in that call and responsive and active learning are key components
Culturally responsive curriculum in this case would be a school that does not require students to change who they are, to sacrifice their neo-indiginaity for the sake of education.
It means educating the whole student while respecting their right to act according to their very legitimate culture
This means that white teachers have to be very concious of the fact that they may deem actions negative that are indigenous to their culture.
To respect black people is to value their culture as valid and beautiful