Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
Senior Education Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association
Bradley Scott, Ph.D., an IDRA senior education associate, brings more than 40 years of experience to the field of education. At IDRA, he serves as director of the IDRA equity assistance center, the South Central Collaborative for Equity. The center works with school districts in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas, in the implementation of educational equity plans that increase equitable educational opportunity and greater access to high quality instruction for all students regardless of their race, gender or national origin; the preparation and adaptation of desegregation and unitary status plans and settlement agreements to decrease and eliminate racial isolation in public schools; community, parent and student involvement in the diverse school setting; establishment of nondiscriminatory policies; elimination of racially bias curricular materials, establishment of safe/non-hostile school environments, and the reduction of bullying, harassment and school violence for all students; and the creation of alternative materials development of human relations activities to promote racial harmony and an appreciation for diversity in public schools.
Dr. Scott earned his doctor of philosophy with a concentration in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation title was “Race and Racial Perceptions: A Comparative Study of the Equity Context in Two School Districts.” He received a bachelor’s degree in French and education from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework, contributing author, 2010
- Creating Your Education Blueprint for Action – Mendez and Brown Community Dialogues – A Launch Kit, with
, Rosana G. Rodríguez & Josie Danini Cortez, 2010
- A Community Action Guide – Seven Actions to Fulfill the Promise of Brown and Mendez, with Rosana G. Rodríguez &
Abelardo Villarreal, 2005
- Creating Centers of Learning – Home and School, with Rosana G. Rodríguez,
José Rodríguez, 2004
- Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way, with Keiko E. Suda, Oanh H. Maroney & María Aurora Yánez, 2000
- Response to Intervention: An Equity Perspective, 2008
- “Building a Civil Rights Juggernaut Using the Common Core Standards,” IDRA Newsletter, February 2013
- “The Challenge of Seeing – Shaping the Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity,” IDRA Newsletter, September 2012
- “A Pocket of Excellence in a Sea of Diversity – Magnet School Success,” IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2012
- “Ensuring Teaching Quality in a Civil Rights Context,” IDRA Newsletter, February 2010
- “The Role of School Governance Efficacy in Building an Equity Context for School Reform.” IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2009
- “Teaching Must be Culturally Relevant to be Quality,” IDRA Newsletter, May 2009
- “Remembering Women’s History Month,” IDRA Newsletter, March 2009
- “Our Power is Now – Joint African American and Latino Leadership in Education,” with Rosana G. Rodríguez, IDRA Newsletter, June-July 2008
- A Civil Rights Look at the Common Core, December 11, 2012
- Sixth Generation of Civil Rights and Educational Equity – Episode 113, September 21, 2012
- “Expressions of Effective Parent and Community Engagement,” with Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., Linda Cantu, Ph.D., & Josie Cortez, M.A., January 24, 2012
- “Advancing American Indian Education,” with Veronica Betancourt, M.A., Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., & Paula Johnson, M.A., February 13, 2012
- “A Discussion about Diversity Training,” May 31, 2011
- “Tool for Building Quality Schools,” with Aurelio M. Montemayor, December 9, 2010
- “Latino and African-American Communities Leading School Reform,” with Rosana G. Rodríguez, January 20, 2010
- “Helping Schools Address Issues of Race,” August 24, 2009
- “Busting Myths About Children of Poverty,” with Aurelio M. Montemayor, March 12, 2009
- “The Civil Rights Impact of Response to Intervention,” February 27, 2009
- “Gender Equity at 36,” July 9, 2008
- “Six Goals of Educational Equity,” February 29, 2008
Dr. Scott earned his doctor of philosophy with a concentration in educational administration from the
at Austin. Dr. Scott also worked with Education Equity Concepts in developing Playtime Is Science early childhood science curriculum and designed IDRA’s AMANECER early childhood bilingual, bicultural curriculum. His received a bachelor’s degree in French and education from
and a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from the
Dr. Scott has conducted training and provided technical assistance in human relations, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, management and leadership skills development, effective leadership in diverse and desegregated settings, multicultural education, training for diversity, developing cross-cultural competence, and creating educational excellence for all through systemic change based on the Six Goals of Educational Equity and School Reform. His broad background has been instrumental in his present capacity where he provides technical assistance and training to public school districts, school personnel, students in those schools, parents and community persons in the development and implementation plans to cope with educational issues emerging from the desegregation, unitary status, and settlement agreement processes and the effort to create educational equity and excellence for all learners in public schools.
Dr. Scott has authored and co-authored numerous publications at IDRA including A Community Action Guide – Seven Actions to Fulfill the Promise of Brown and Mendez, Magnet Schools: Pockets of Excellence in a
and It’s a Matter of Race: Race Relations in a Desegregated Setting. He also co-authored IDRA’s gender equity curriculum for middle school students, Minority Women in Science: Forging the Way, He authored, the national EAC network publication on Response to Intervention, Response to Intervention: An Equity Perspective, and is the creator of the document, The Goals of Educational equity and School Reform.
IDRA is an independent, private non-profit organization, directed by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children. As a vanguard leadership development and research team for more than three decades, IDRA has worked with people to create self-renewing schools that value and empower all children, families and communities. IDRA conducts research and development activities, creates, implements and administers innovative education programs and provides teacher, administrator, and parent training and technical assistance.
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