I am excited for a new book edited by scholars Vivian Vasquez, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Susi Long. The book focuses on social justice practices in the context of pre-school and elementary schools.
The book gives voice to educators, family members, and school administrators, offering several insights on social justice in early year classrooms, including:
* Highlights the actions of administrators as they take a stand to transcend standardized approaches to teaching and learning, creating more equitable educational environments.
* Portrays strategies and resources used to engage teachers in critical examination of self and the institutions in which they work.
* Describes principles and practices that guide administrators as they support the development of culturally relevant practices and policies.
* Offers powerful ways early childhood administrators can approach inequitable mandates. (http://www.amazon.com/Courageous-Leadership-Early-Childhood-Education/dp/0807757411)
The book will be released in the end of December/early January!