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Street Data
A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation

First Edition


March 2021 | 280 pages | Corwin

Radically reimagine our ways of being, learning, and doing

Education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. Instead of the focus being on “fixing” and “filling” academic gaps, we must envision and rebuild the system from the student up—with classrooms, schools and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential. Street data reminds us that what is measurable is not the same as what is valuable and that data can be humanizing, liberatory and healing.  

By breaking down street data fundamentals: what it is, how to gather it, and how it can complement other forms of data to guide a school or district’s equity journey, Safir and Dugan offer an actionable framework for school transformation. Written for educators and policymakers, this book

· Offers fresh ideas and innovative tools to apply immediately

· Provides an asset-based model to help educators look for what’s right in our students and communities instead of seeking what’s wrong

· Explores a different application of data, from its capacity to help us diagnose root causes of inequity, to its potential to transform learning, and its power to reshape adult culture

Now is the time to take an antiracist stance, interrogate our assumptions about knowledge, measurement, and what really matters when it comes to educating young people.


 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Prologue: Data in a Time of Pandemic
 
PART I: WHY STREET DATA, WHY NOW?
 
Chapter 1: Leading for Equity: Another World Is Possible
Guiding Principle: Reimagine our ways of knowing and learning.

 
Core Stance: Holism

 
 
Chapter 2: No Shortcut: Avoiding Equity Traps and Tropes, by Dr. Jamila Dugan
Guiding Principle: See the barriers; imagine what is possible.

 
Core Stance: Awareness

 
 
PART II: CHOOSE THE MARGINS
 
Chapter 3: Flip the Dashboard: Street Data Drives Equity
Guiding Principle: Center voices from the margins.

 
Core Stance: Antiracism

 
 
Chapter 4: Pound the Pavement: Digging Into the Levels of Data
Guiding Principle: Seek root causes over quick fixes.

 
Core Stance: Deep Listening

 
 
PART III: DEEPEN THE LEARNING
 
Chapter 5: Redefine “Success”: Street Data and the Pedagogy of Voice
Guiding Principle: Equity work is first and foremost pedagogical.

 
Core Stance: Agency

 
 
Chapter 6: Build Coherence: Focus, Holism, and Well-Being
Guiding Principle: Less is more; focus is everything.

 
Core Stance: Coherence

 
 
Chapter 7: Make Learning Public: Valuing Teacher Voices, by Carrie Wilson
Guiding Principle: Mobilize a pedagogy of voice for educators.

 
Core Stance: Symmetry

 
 
PART IV: TRANSFORM THE CULTURE
 
Chapter 8: Embrace Vulnerability: Moving Through Street Data Cycles
Guiding Principle: Break the cycle of shame.

 
Core Stance: Vulnerability

 
 
Chapter 9: Calling Folks In and Up to Equity: Street-Level Conversations
Guiding Principle: Every moment is an equity moment.

 
Core Stance: Warm Demander

 
 
Epilogue: The Journey Toward Liberation
 
Appendices
 
Glossary
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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