Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework
Table of Contents
- “Holding On to the Goal of Quality Education for Every Child,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
Chapter One – The Framework Explored
- Chapter Preface
- “Framing Systems Change for Student Success,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
- “A Quality Schools Action Framework,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
Chapter Two – Levers of Change
- “Our Power is Now – Joint African American and Latino Leadership in Education,” by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- “Strengthening Schools’ ‘Immune Systems’ to Fight Mediocrity and Failure,” by
Enlightened Public Policy
- “Assessing Policies for Success of Minority Children,” by Albert Cortez, Ph.D., and
- “Actionable Knowledge – Putting Research to Work for School-Community Action,” by Laurie Posner, M.P.A.
Chapter Three – Change Strategies
- “Knowledge for Action – Organizing School-Community Partnerships Around Quality Data,” by Laurie Posner, M.P.A., and Hector Bojorquez
- “This We Know – All of Our Children Are Learning,” by Aurelio M. Montemayor,
- “Expanding Blueprints for Action – Children’s Outcomes, Access, Treatment, Learning, Resources, Accountability,” by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- “Valuing Youth – Reflections from a Professional Learning Community,” by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.
Change Strategy Combinations
- “Community Conversations about Math Learning and Teaching,” by
, M.Ed., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Chapter Four – School System Fundamentals
- Chapter Preface
- “School Board Accountability for School Reform that Supports Educational Equity,” by
- “The Role of School Governance Efficacy in Building an Equity Context for School Reform,” by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- “Fair Funding of Schools – Why and With What Results,” by Albert Cortez, Ph.D.
- “Myths in School Finance,” by José A. Cárdenas, Ed.D.
Chapter Five – School System Indicators
- “Defining Teaching Quality Beyond the Certificate,” by
- “Teaching Must be Culturally Relevant to be Quality,” by Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- “Aligning School-Based Factors for Student Success – Using Contextual Data to Inform Science Professional Development,” by
Parent and Community Engagement
- “Getting 30 Warm Bodies to the Meeting? – Parent Engagement is More than This!,” by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed.
- “The Lens for Viewing the Full Dimensions of Families,” by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed.
- “What Parent and Community Engagement Means for Quality Schools,” by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
- “The `Fourth-Grade Slump’ and Math Achievement – Addressing the Challenge with Student Engagement,” by
, M.Ed., and Veronica Betancourt, M.A.
- “You Can’t Win if You Don’t Get to Play – Effectively Engaging All English Language Learners,” by
, Ph.D., and
- “Mentoring New Teachers for First-Day, First-Year Success,” by
Curriculum Quality and Access
- “IDRA’s Community of Learners Approach to Instructional Quality – Three Critical Questions that are Rarely Asked in a Curriculum Audit,” by
, Ph.D., and Bradley Scott, Ph.D.
- “Successful Bilingual Education Programs – Criteria for Exemplary Practices in Bilingual Education,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A.
- “Integrating Technology for Quality Curriculum,” by Kathryn Brown
Chapter Six – Outcome Indicators
- Chapter Preface
- “School Holding Power – A Quality Schools Indicator,” by Roy L. Johnson, M.S.
- “Time to
Graduation the New Minimum,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
- “Defying Conventions for Policies and Programs Intending to Strengthen School Dropout Prevention,” by
, Ph.D., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
- “Defining Student Success in the Context of College Readiness,” by Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.
- “‘InterAction’ Needed from All Sectors to
Access and Success,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
- “Musical Chairs and Unkept Promises,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
- “From “Dropping Out” to “Holding On” – Seven Lessons from
,” by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
Chapter Seven – Closing
- Claiming the Courage to Connect, by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D.
- About the Editors, About the Contributors
- IDRA Resources
- “The Texas School Dropout Survey Project – A Summary of Findings,” by José A. Cárdenas, Ed.D., María del Refugio Robledo, Ph.D., and Josie D. Supik, M.A.
- “The Economic Impact of the Dropout Problem,” by David Ramirez, Ph.D., and María del Refugio Robledo, Ph.D.
[ISBN 978-1-935737-35-3; 272 Pages; Paperback; 2010; $15.00]