Author(s): Lexie Grudnoff; Fiona Ell; Mavis Haigh
There is a strong relationship between student achievement, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background in Aotearoa New Zealand. This book is committed to providing a framework for teaching for equity, to ensure those students who are typically underserved by the system have equitable opportunities to excel.
A group of teachers, principals, and educational researchers undertook a 2-year collaborative inquiry focused on promoting equity across two Auckland primary schools with large percentages of Māori and Pasifika students.
This inquiry was underpinned by Six Facets of Practice for Equity which several of the teacher educators had developed based on their analysis of relevant international research. Case studies of their application are described in detail to give practitioners specific examples of how cycles of inquiry can lead to positive changes being made in classrooms to improve outcomes for underserved learners.
Enhancing equity through inquiry is an indispensable tool for teachers, school leaders, and educational researchers looking to increase equity throughout schools. It demonstrates how research can work hand in hand with practice to enhance marginalised students' learning opportunities and improve their life chances
"Enhancing equity through inquiry is a unique book that offers compelling examples of inquiry for equity that will be useful locally and beyond." Marilyn Cochran-Smith