Magazine article Techniques

Leading for Diversity

Magazine article Techniques

Leading for Diversity

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In this month's issue on "The Changing Face of CTE," we look at ways in which educators are dealing with an increasingly diverse classroom, but educational leaders are faced with the responsibility of ensuring safe school environments where students from an array of cultures can be educated. Fostering a school environment in which students display respect for one another and learn to work together cooperatively--as they will have to do in the world outside of school--is not a simple task. However, there is some research that has been done in this area.

The Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) has published a research brief by Rosemary C. Henze of ARC Associates. Titled "Leading for Diversity: How School Leaders Achieve Racial and Ethnic Harmony," the paper presents six of the key findings from a three-year study by CREDE researchers at ARC. The study documents the approaches of school leaders who are proactive in addressing the issue.

According to CREDE, these are the six findings:

* School leaders have the power to influence race relations in a positive direction. …

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