ACEL Spotlight Titles

What Works: Gender Equality by Design

What Works: Gender Equality by Design
Author - Iris Bohnet

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.

What Works is built on new insights into the human mind. It draws on data collected by companies, universities, and governments in Australia, India, Norway, the United States, Zambia, and other countries, often in randomized controlled trials. It points out dozens of evidence-based interventions that could be adopted right now. Some are already in place.

For example, a curtain concealing the gender of musicians during audition vastly increases the talent available to orchestras. Smarter evaluation procedures help organizations hire and promote the best instead of those who look the part. Redesigned tests, such as the SAT in the United States, no longer favor risk-takers; counter-stereotypical politicians in India affect what people believe possible; and transparency helps build diverse boards in the United Kingdom. A wealth of evidence-based examples like these demonstrates how research is addressing gender bias and improving lives and performance, and what more can be done? often at shockingly low cost and surprisingly high speed.

Published: 15th October 2018
ISBN: 9780674986565
Number Of Pages: 400
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Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Early Years Education

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education : 1st Edition

Kath Tayler, Deborah Price

How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations?Are gender roles fixed at birth or do they develop through experiences? Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice.

Considering the implications of gender in the context of supporting children, families and practitioners, this book examines the theoretical contexts that surround gender identity and explores current legislation and practice in order to provide practitioners with all the information they need to develop their own work and settings in an open and equal way. Offering a wealth of practical guidance, case studies and reflective questions which link to the EYFS, chapters cover:

* a theoretical approach to gender development
* current legislation and the impact on early years practice
* understanding gender fluidity and the way in which children express gender
* creating gender equality when working with children and the role of manager in creating a supportive ethos.

Including tasks, reflective points and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care, their families and colleagues.

144 Pages | Pbk
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Indigenous Education in Australia

Indigenous Education in Australia
Indigenous Education in Australia
Learning and Teaching for Deadly Futures

By: Marnee Shay (Editor), Rhonda Oliver (Editor)

This is an essential, practical resource for pre- and in-service educators on creating contexts for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Based on the latest research and practice, this book provides an in-depth understanding of the colonised context within which education in Australia is located, with an emphasis on effective strategies for the classroom. Throughout the text, the authors share their personal and professional experiences providing rich examples for readers to learn from.

Taking a strengths-based approach, this book will support new and experienced teachers to drive positive educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Published: 16th March 2021
ISBN: 9780367207755
Number Of Pages: 232
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Navigating Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom Narrative

Navigating Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom Narrative
Navigating Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom: Narrative Insights from Students and Educators
by Heather Killelea McEntarfer

Gender identity and sexuality play crucial roles in the educational experiences of students, parents, and teachers. Teacher education must more directly address the ways that schools reflect and reproduce oppressive gender norms, working to combat homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, and gendered expectations in schools. This volume examines teacher candidates’ experiences with gender and sexuality in the classroom, offering insight and strategies to better prepare teachers and teacher educators to support LGBTQ youth and families.

This volume addresses the need for broader, more in-depth qualitative data describing teacher candidates’ responses to diversity in the classroom (including gender, sexuality, race, class and religion). By using pedagogical tools such as narrative writing and positioning theory, teacher candidates explore these issues to better understand their own students’ narratives in deeply embodied ways. This book calls for schools to be places where oppression, in all its complexity, is explored and challenged rather than replicated.
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Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms
Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms:
A Practical Guide

Encian Pastel, Katie Steele, Julie Nicholson, Cyndi Maurer, Julia Hennock, Jonathan Julian, Tess Unger and Nathanael Flynn

By offering practical steps for adults who work with young children to build inclusive and
intentional spaces where all children receive positive messages about their unique gender
selves, this book increases awareness about gender diversity in learning environments
such as child care centres, family child care homes and preschools.
The book is based on some of the most progressive, modern understandings of gender
and intersectionality, as well as research on child development, gender health, trauma
informed practices and the science of adult learning. By including the voices and lived
experiences of gender-expansive children, transgender adults, early childhood educators
and parents and family members of trans and gender-expansive children, it
contextualizes what it means to rethink early learning programs with a commitment to
gender justice and gender equality for all children.

232 Pages | Pbk
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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2ed

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2ed
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2nd Edition

by Paul C. Gorski, Seema G. Pothini

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use.

The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

Edition Number: 2
Published: 2nd March 2018
ISBN: 9780815375005
Number Of Pages: 140
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Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership

Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership
Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership

Author: Sharon Radd, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden, George Theoharis

This timely and essential book provides a comprehensive guide for school leaders who desire to engage their school communities in transformative systemic change.

Sharon I Radd, Gretchen Givens Generett, Mark Anthony Gooden and George Theoharis offer five practices to increase educational equity and eliminate marginalisation based on race, disability, socioeconomics, language, gender and sexual identity, and religion. For each dimension of diversity, the authors provide background information for understanding the current realities in schools and beyond, and they suggest ‘disruptive practices’ to replace the status quo in order to achieve full inclusion and educational excellence for every child.

Assuming that leadership to create equity is a unique practice, the book offers:

- clear explanations of foundational terms and concepts such as equity, systemic inequity, paradigms, cognitive dissonance and privilege
- specific recommendations for how to build support and sustainability by engaging colleagues and other stakeholders in constructive dialogues with multiple perspectives
- detailed descriptions of routines and roles for building effective equity-leadership teams
- guidelines and tools for performing an equity audit, including environmental scans
- a change framework to skilfully transform your system
- reflection activities for self-discovery, understanding, and personal and professional growth.

A call to action that is both passionate and practical, Five practices for equity-focused school leadership is an indispensable roadmap for educators undertaking the journey toward an education system that acknowledges and advances the worth and potential of all students.

Code: 120008
ISBN: 9781760942083
No of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 25 May 2021
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Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Authors: Mervyn Hyde, Shelley Dole, Kathleen Tait

Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement presents a clear, socially oriented approach to understanding and developing inclusive education. It prepares pre-service teachers for diverse classrooms and helps them develop strategies to engage students with varying backgrounds, needs and abilities.

This new edition has been updated to reflect changes in legislation, policy, regulation, curriculum, research and practice. It takes a fresh look at what inclusion means and explores the disadvantages or limitations that prevent children fully participating in education. Retaining a strong focus on student engagement, it addresses areas that are proving challenging for teachers in engaging all students in inclusive learning environments: a greater number of children from immigrant families, the increasing impact of poverty in Australia, and the influence of technology on education.

With extensive learning features that blend theoretical issues and context with practical skills, this book provides pre-service teachers and others with the knowledge and understanding to manage classroom challenges and develop inclusive learning environments.


Updated research to align with legislation, policy and curriculum changes since the last edition.
Three new chapters:
Chapter 3: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
Chapter 5: Gender, Inclusivity and Engagement
Chapter 17: Participation in What, and with Which Outcomes? Pedagogic Rights and the Purposes of Education
Coverage of a broad range of topics with a stronger focus on students with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and with English as a second language.
Reconceptualisation of behavioural issues and whether they are a concern in themselves or are associated with a primary disability, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Updated Stories from the Classroom, Effective Practice, Apply your Knowledge, and Pause and Reflect questions provide students with current examples of how to implement inclusive education theory in practice.

Edition Number: 4
Published: 13th October 2021
ISBN: 9780190329488
Number Of Pages: 560
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