Research & Policy

In Our Library

Bachel, Beverly K., What do you Really want? Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 2001

Bronson, Po & Ashley Merryman. Nurture Shock. New York: Hachette Book Group. 2009

“Building Power, Sharpening Minds!” The Political Education Workshop Manual, 2nd Edition. School of Unity & Liberation ( SOUL). 2007

Chappelle, Sharon & Lisa Bigman. Diversity in Action: Using Adventure Activities to Explore Issues of Diversity with Middle School and High School Age Youth. Project Adventure, Inc., 1998.

Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. New York: Fireside. 1998

Covey, Sean. The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make. New York: Fireside. 2006

Delisle, Deb & Jim Delisle. Growing Good Kids: 28 Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Compassion, and Leadership. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing. 1996

Frender, Gloria. Learning to Learn, Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power. Revised Edition. Nashville: Incentive Publications, Inc. 2010

Inclusion Tool Kit: Every Child Belongs. San Francisco: Special Needs Inclusion Project, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. 2009

Jackson, Tom. Activities That Teach and More Activities That Teach. Cedar City: Red Rock Publishing, 1993.

Jones, Alanna. 104 Activities that Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Comunication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills. Lusby: Rec Room Publishing Inc., 1998.

Lareau, Annette. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, 2nd Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2011

Leslie, Roger. Success Express for Teens: 50 Activities that will Change Your Life. Houston: Bayou Publishing, 2004

Lewis, Barbara. What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. 2005.

MacGregor, Mariam G. Everyday Leadership: Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. 2007

MacGregor, Mariam G. Teambuilding with Teens: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing. 2008

Mannix, Darlene. Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs. Second Edition. San Francisco: Joseey-Bass. 2009

Mannix, Darlene. Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs. Second Edition. San Francisco: Joseey-Bass. 2009

Peterson, Jean Sunde. The Essential Guide to Talking with Teens: Ready to Use Discussions for School and Youth Groups. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing. 2007

Singleton, Glenn E. & Curtis Linton. Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press. 2006

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities. National Assocation for College Admission Counseling, Inc. and Center for Student Opportunity. 2012.

Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity. Basic Books. 2003.

Wenglinsky, Harold. “Are Private High Schools Better Academically Than Public High Schools?” Washington DC: Center on Education Policy. 2007.

The World As It Could Be: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way. San Francisco: REX Foundation. 2007

A Young Woman’s Survival Guide, Second Edition. San Francisco: Health Initiatives for Youth. 2003

“Youth Empowerment Manual: An approach to youth empowerment in the classroom.” REAL (Revitalizing Education and Learning), c/o Community Educational Services. July 2004 Contributors: Asha Mehta, Alicia Yang, Candice Wicks, Shannon Williams, & Lora Collier.

Other Recommended Readings

Ayers, W., Quinn, T. and Stovall, D. (2008). Handbook of Social Justice in Education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Banks, James A. et al. Diversity Within Unity. Center for Multicultural Education, Seattle: University of Washington, 2001.

Benveniste, Luisa and Martin Carnoy. All Else Equal:Are Public and Private Schools Different? Routledge. 2003

Cary, Lorene. Black Ice. Vintage. 1992 “Cary, a black woman, recounts her challenging years as a student & teacher at an elite prep school.”

Chavez, Rudolfo. Speaking the Unpleasant: The Politics of (Non)Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain. SUNY Series, the social context of education. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Cole, Robert W. Educating Everbody's Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners. Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995.

Delpit, Lisa. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York: The New Press, 1995.

Delpit, Lisa. The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom. New York: The New Press, 2000.

Henderson, Anne and Dr. Karen Mapp - A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Austin: National Center for Family and Community, Connections with Schools, 2002

Howard, Gary R. James A. Banks, and Sonia Nieto. We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools. Teachers College Press. 2006

Kane, Pearl Rock & Alfonso J. Orsini. The Colors of Excellence: Hiring and Keeping Teachers of Color in Independent Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.

Karr-Morse, R. and Wiley, M. S. (1998). Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Pennsylvania: New Society Publishers, 1996.

Kozol, J. Savage Inequalities. New York, NY: Harper Collins. 1992

Kozol, J. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America. New York NY: Three Rivers Press. 2005

Lindsey, Randall B., Nuri Kikanza Robins and Raymond D. Terrell. Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders.

Lucas, T. and Villegas, T. (2002). Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers: A Coherent Approach. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Mandel, Richard, and Richard L. Mandel. “The Tangled Trinity: Value Tensions that Tie Independent School Leaders in Knots.” Taken from his presentation at the 2001 ISACS Annual Conference.

McIntyre, Alice. Making Meaning of Whiteness: Exploring Racial Identity with White Teachers. SUNY series, the social context of education. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. UTSA

McLaughlin, Terence. The Contemporary Catholic School: Context, Identity And Diversity. Routledge Paperback. 1996.

Payne, R. (2005). A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Highlands, TX: Aha! Process, Inc.

Payne, R., Shenk, D. and Conrad, J. (2009). Research-Based Strategies for Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students. Highlands, TX: Aha! Process, Inc.

Scherff, L. and Spector, K. (2011). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.

Slaughter, Diana T. & Deborah Johnson. Visible Now: Blacks in Private Schools (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies). Praeger. 1998.

Toldson, I. A. Breaking Barriers: Plotting the Path to Academic Success for School-age African-American Males. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. 2008. (part 1) (part 2)

Valenzuela, A. (1999). Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Film and Media

Prep School Negro

Waiting for Superman

Community Mapping “High School Teachers Map Their Students’ Neighborhoods.” SFUSD Spotlight News. October 2012.

This American Life - Back to School Episode

Changing Education Paradigms” Talk by Sir Ken Robinson, RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.)

Organizations & Conferences

The Future Leaders Institute

Level Playing Field Institute

National Center on Time and Learning

National Partnership for Educational Access

National Association of Independent Schools

People of Color Conference

People of Color in Independent Schools

Prep for Prep

Private Schools with a Public Purpose

Teachers 4 Social Justice

Teaching with a Cultural Eye Institute

White Priviledge Conference

Wingspan Partnerships