"A good first step for school leaders looking to address inequalities in their schools. I particularly like the authors’ recognition that to conduct an equity audit is not enough—one needs to become an equity-oriented change agent."
(Tonya Gau Bartell, Assistant Professor 2009-01-16)"Achieving equity in our schools is not something we have to do for NCLB; it is something we must do for our kids! This book frames this task, tells us who can make it happen, and shows us how to do it."
(Nic Cooper, Director of Secondary Student Services 2009-01-16)"A myriad of ideas and suggestions that can be used on a small scale in a small school or department, or on a large scale throughout a district. The book is unique in my experience and makes a definite contribution. The chapter on developing teacher skills is the best and most useful account I’ve encountered in recent memory, and the entire premise of the book has the potential to raise the level of discourse on issues of equity in our schools, as well as what we can do to make schools better."
(Mary Johnstone, Principal 2009-01-16)"The book offers many wonderful strategies and suggestions. It allows leaders to institute analysis and change in a very effective manner."
(Lawrence Kohn, Associate Professor 2009-01-16)"Concise, coherent, thought provoking, inspiring, and a true call to action. The authors have set before us rich food for thought, dialogue, and action in very few pages of text!"
(Judith A. Rogers, Professional Learning Specialist 2009-01-16)"An excellent book for training those seeking administrative certification. The material is well-documented, useful for improving teacher quality, and a good guidebook for providing insights to reducing bias and prejudice in all aspects of academia. Succinct, useful, adaptable, and practical."
(Sara E. Spruce, Professor of Education 2009-01-16)
About the Author
Linda Skrla is Professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1997, Linda worked as a middle school and high school teacher and as a campus and district administrator in public schools. Her research focuses on educational equity issues in school leadership, including accountability policy, high success school districts, and women superintendents. Linda is Vice President of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Editor of Educational Administration Quarterly. She has published extensively in academic journals and has co-authored and co-edited five other books, the most recent of which is Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools (Corwin Press, 2009).
Kathryn Bell McKenzie is Associate Professor of Educational Administration and affiliated faculty member in Women and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Kathryn worked for over 25 years in public education as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, principal, and Deputy Director of the University of Texas/Austin Independent School District Leadership Academy. Maintaining her commitment to practice and practitioners,
Kathryn consults and researches extensively in public schools. Her areas of research include Equity and Social Justice in Schools, School Leadership, and Qualitative Methodology. Kathryn is also Associate Editor for Educational Administration Quarterly
and Regional Editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
Kathryn has published extensively in the major journals in her field. She and her colleagues Dr. Linda Skrla and Dr. Jim Scheurich are the authors of the bestselling Corwin (2009) book, Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools
.James Joseph Scheurich
is an associate professor in educational administration and the director of the Public School Executive Leadership Programs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of two books, Anti-Racist Scholarship
and Research Method in the Postmodern,
and coauthor with Bob Donmoyer and Michael Imber of another, The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration.
In addition, he and a coauthor have another book under contract and nearly completed, Equity and Accountability
. He is the coeditor with Angela Valenzuela of the journal, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles in academic journals, including in Educational Researcher
, Journal of Education Policy
, Urban Education
, Educational Administration Quarterly
, Education and Urban Society
, and the International Journal of Leadership in Education
, among others. He also writes newspaper editorials and for education journals, such as Phi Delta Kappan
. His doctorate was earned at The Ohio State University.