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Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap BESTSELLER

Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change

By: Anthony Muhammad

Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

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Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

  • Delve into the factors that impact achievement inequality.
  • Consider the importance of mindsets and frameworks related to the achievement gap.
  • Discover real-world case studies from three schools that have achieved great results from embracing principles of the liberation mindset.
  • Examine the indicators that can help you assess whether your school has fostered the values of responsibility, advocacy, and equality.
  • Utilize diagnostic surveys and rubrics for assessment and decision making.

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Product Code: BKF618, EKF227

ISBN: 9781936763276

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 168

“Anthony Muhammad has hereby entered the ongoing debate in America about the compatibility of equity, excellence, and meritocracy in the nation's quest to eradicate achievement gaps. Whatever your perspective on the issues, this book will help you understand the glaring need for a national change of mindset. It's a worthwhile read!”

Ronald F. Ferguson, faculty director, Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University

“Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap is a revolutionary must-read that challenges educators at all levels to not only view inequity in schools through a critical lens but take actions, boldly declaring that education as usual is no longer acceptable for any student.”

Tonya C. Adair, principal instructional leader, Washington High School of Information Technology, Milwaukee Public Schools

“For most, closing the achievement gap is simplistically addressed by the singular mindset of increasing standardized test scores. Through this provocative text, Anthony Muhammad teaches us that to truly close the achievement gap requires liberation with complexity.”

Sharroky Hollie, executive director, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

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