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Social Justice in the Hands of Educators

Author : Katie R. Novak
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Equity by Design

Author : Mirko Chardin
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When it comes to the hard work of reconstructing our schools into places where every student has the opportunity to succeed, Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak are absolutely convinced that teachers should serve as our primary architects. And by “teachers” they mean legions of teachers working in close collaboration. After all, it’s teachers who design students’ learning experiences, who build student relationships . . . who ultimately have the power to change the trajectory of our students’ lives. Equity by Design is intended to serve as a blueprint for teachers to alter the all-too-predictable outcomes for our historically under-served students. A first of its kind resource, the book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) so that we can equip students (and teachers, too) with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change. Inside you’ll find: Concrete strategies for designing and delivering a culturally responsive, sustainable, and equitable framework for all students Rich examples, case studies, and implementation spotlights of educators, students (including Parkland survivors), and programs that have embraced a social justice imperative Evidence-based application of best practices for UDL to create more inclusive and equitable classrooms A flexible format to facilitate use with individual teachers, teacher teams, and as the basis for whole-school implementation “Every student,” Mirko and Katie insist, “deserves the opportunity to be successful regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, the language they speak, their sexual and/or gender identity, and whether or not they have a disability.” Consider Equity by Design a critical first step forward in providing that all-important opportunity. “Our calling is to drop our egos, commit to removing barriers, and treat our learners with the unequivocal respect and dignity they deserve.” ~Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak

Resilience for All

Author : Barbara Brown Wilson
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In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson looks at less conventional, but often more effective methods to make communities more resilient. She takes an in-depth look at what equitable, positive change through community-driven design looks like in four communities—East Biloxi, Mississippi; the Lower East Side of Manhattan; the Denby neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan; and the Cully neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. These vulnerable communities have prevailed in spite of serious urban stressors such as climate change, gentrification, and disinvestment. Wilson looks at how the lessons in the case studies and other examples might more broadly inform future practice. She shows how community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.

Introduction to Design Equity

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Equity

Author : Minal Bopaiah
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Equity is a big ask. This book helps leaders identify institutional structures that support inequity, and use human-centered design and the psychology of behavior change to embed equity into every aspect of their organizations. Equity is a goal that every forward-looking organization strives for. But it's hard to achieve when inequity is built, often unknowingly, into the very structure of so many organizations. But Minal Bopaiah goes beyond merely pointing out hidden structural inequities. Through an innovative use of the principles of human-centered design (HCD) and behavior change management, she shows how leaders can honor and elevate the humanity of everyone in their organizations. HCD centers on the needs and requirements of people first, not organizations. With this as a guiding principle, Bopaiah explains how leaders can become more aware of inequities in existing systems and be transparent about how they may have benefited, modeling the behavior they want to see in their employees. She looks at how to communicate internally about new policies so that they lead to actual behavior changes, not just shrugs. And she shows how to embed inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility into external communications and marketing, your organization's face to the world. This is an engaging and original guide to creating welcoming organizations where everyone flourishes.

Design for Equity

Author : Carol Konek
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Power Equity and Re Design

Author : Elizabeth Mendoza
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This volume brings together design thinking, critical social theory, and learning sciences to describe promising learning innovations that foster rights, dignity, and social justice for youth. The contributors are emerging scholars who are leading voices working at the intersections of theory and practice for educational equity. Chapters in this volume take up themes of power and equity in the design and redesign of learning opportunities for young people. The chapters show variation in the kinds of learning--from complex ecologies spanning multiple institutions and age groups to specific classroom or after-school spaces. Chapters also vary in the focal ages of participants. Although most discuss experiences of young people between the ages of 12-25, some also explore the learning of elementary age youth. All of the chapters include the authors--who were researchers, designers, teachers, and facilitators--part of the narrative and process of learning. We are especially thankful that the authors of these chapters invite the reader into their thinking process and the tensions and contradictions that emerged as they sought to catalyze transformative learning spaces.

Curriculum Syllabus Design and Equity

Author : Allan Luke
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Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book is distinctive in looking to the technical form of the curriculum rather than its content for solutions. The editors and contributors, all leading international scholars, advance a unified, principled approach to the design of curriculum and syllabus documents that aims for high quality/high equity educational outcomes and enhances teacher professionalism with appropriate system prescription. Stressing local curriculum development capacity and teacher professional responses to specific community and student contexts, this useful, practical primer introduces and unpacks definitions of curriculum, syllabus, the school subject, and informed professionalism; presents key principles of design; discusses a range of approaches; and offers clear, realistic guidelines for the tasks of writing curriculum documents and designing official syllabi and professional development programs at system and school levels. Providing a foundational structure for syllabus design work, Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity is relevant for teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum policy workers everywhere who are engaged in the real work of curriculum writing and implementation.

The Urban Design Process

Author : Hamid Shirvani
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Health Equity By Design Final Report

Author : Kathleen Ferrier
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The purpose of the project was to show how health disparities can be addressed at the community level through community based healthy design policies and projects.

Concepts of Equity in the Design of Schemes for Income Redistribution

Author : Robert J. Lampman
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Curriculum Syllabus Design and Equity

Author : Allan Luke
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Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book is distinctive in looking to the technical form of the curriculum rather than its content for solutions. The editors and contributors, all leading international scholars, advance a unified, principled approach to the design of curriculum and syllabus documents that aims for high quality/high equity educational outcomes and enhances teacher professionalism with appropriate system prescription. Stressing local curriculum development capacity and teacher professional responses to specific community and student contexts, this useful, practical primer introduces and unpacks definitions of curriculum, syllabus, the school subject, and informed professionalism; presents key principles of design; discusses a range of approaches; and offers clear, realistic guidelines for the tasks of writing curriculum documents and designing official syllabi and professional development programs at system and school levels. Providing a foundational structure for syllabus design work, Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity is relevant for teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum policy workers everywhere who are engaged in the real work of curriculum writing and implementation.

An Efficiency equity Solution to the Integrated Transportation Corridor Control Design Problem

Author : Jingtao Ma
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Multimodal Network Models for Robust Transportation Systems

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Since transportation infrastructure projects have a lifetime of many decades, project developers must consider not only the current demand for the project but also the future demand. Future demand is of course uncertain and should be treated as such during project design. Previous research for Southwest Region University Transportation Center (Report 167556) explored the impact of uncertainty on roadway improvements and found neglecting uncertainty to lead to suboptimal network design decisions. This research is extended in the current work by considering not only motor vehicle traffic, but other modes as well. The first half of this report examines the problem of network flexibility in the face of uncertainty when constructing a potentially revenue-generating toll road project. Demand uncertainty and network design are considered by way of a bilevel stochastic recourse model. The results from a test network, for which a closed form solution is possible, indicate that the value of network flexibility directly depends on initial network conditions, variance in future travel demand, and toll pricing decisions. The second half of this report integrates Environmental Justice into the transit frequency-setting problem while considering uncertainty in travel demand from protected populations. The overarching purpose is to improve access via transit to basic amenities to: 1) reduce the disproportionate burden transit dependent populations' experience; and 2) increase the financial security of low-income households by giving them a feasible option to reduce their dependence on autos. The example application illustrates the formulation successfully increases access to employment opportunities for residents in areas with the high percentages of low-income persons, as well as demonstrates the importance of considering uncertainty in the locations of low-income populations and employment.

Equity by Design

Author : Paulo Tan
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The use of peer-mediated learning has emerged as a promising practice to transform the classroom experiences of both students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. This brief summarizes the best practices for implementing peer-mediated learning and advocates situating peer-mediated learning in inclusive, interdependent learning communities to better empower not only students with disabilities, but all students.

Transition by Design

Author : Audrey Trainor
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Transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities are as diverse as the adolescents themselves. While there have been marked improvements for students with disabilities, there is still concern that employment education and independent living outcomes are not equitable across groups of students. For example, adolescents of color are more likely to face exclusionary discipline procedures in school resulting in detention and court involvement which, in turn, can limit access to educational opportunities in inclusive settings. Recommending a shift toward strengths-based approaches to research and practice, Trainor explores how all stakeholders, including researchers and practitioners, can help shape equitable opportunities for youth with disabilities in transition. Transition by Design reframes disability, diversity, and equity during the transition from high school to adulthood. Book Features: uses a unique theoretical framework in transition: cultivating a culture of practice; lays out an in-depth examination of the school-to-prison pipeline as a major issue in transition; examines health status and healthcare access issues relative to transition; calls for culturally responsive approaches to research by exposing the limitations of intervention methods and holes in the extant literature.

What Every Programmer Should Know about Object oriented Design

Author : Meilir Page-Jones
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Introduction: What does it mean to be object-oriented, anyway? Object-orientation - Who ordered that? Object-oriented design notation. The basic notation for classes em methods. Inheritance and aggregation diagrams. The object-communication diagram. State-transition diagrams. Additional OODN diagrams. The principles of object-oriented design: Encapsulation and connascence. Domains, encumbrance, and cohesion. Properties of classes and subclasses. The perils of inheritance and polymorphism. Class interfaces. Appendix A: Checklist for an object-oriented design walkthrough. Appendix B: The Object-oriented design owner's manual. Appendix C: Blitz guide to object-oriented terminology.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Theatre Design Technology

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Issues for 1965- include "Recent publications on theatre architecture," no. 13/14-

Productivity and Equity in Irrigation Systems

Author : Niranjan Pant
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