Celebrating Diverse Voices: Progressive Education and Equity

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Frank Pignatelli, Susanna W. Pflaum
SAGE Publications, 1993 - Education - 252 pages
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This challenging collection of essays is about achieving progressive school reform, justice and equity. Particular attention is paid to the effects of actions by educators (actions that follow the rules but have unjust results versus actions that achieve equity). The contributors pose many challenging questions for progressive educators, for example: how can progressive educational theory, policy and practice achieve equity? How can volatile issues of diversity be negotiated so that the marginalized are heard? At the heart of this book is a belief in the need for cultural understanding, ethical commitment, democracy and justice. Against the backdrop of the highly-charged social setting in the US, the authors discuss progressive legacies and promising modern experiments in promoting equity in education.

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Toward
1
Reclaiming the School as a Democratic
33
The Supervisory Selection Process
49
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Susanna W. Pflaum began teaching in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1959 and has taught Grades 3, 4, and 6 as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher education in various locations. She earned degrees at Radcliffe College (AB), the Harvard Graduate School of Education (MEd), and Florida State University (PhD). She was a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Queens College CUNY; Dean of the Graduate School, Bank Street School of Education; Fulbright Professor in Namibia, Africa; and full- and part-time faculty at Vermont College. She authored The Development of Language and Literacy in Young Children, edited Aspects of Reading Education, and coedited two Corwin books, Experiencing Diversity: Toward Educational Equity and Celebrating Diverse Voices: Progressive Education and Equity. She is the author and coauthor of thirty-five articles and chapters. She has led workshops and given many presen­tations over the past forty-five years. Recently, she cofounded a nonprofit organization that works to support African projects for vulnerable and AIDS-orphaned children, CHABHA: Children Affected by HIV/AIDS.

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