ISACS Academy for Division Heads

Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

Academy for Division Heads  

Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, 2018

Institutional Level Resources:

Book Recommendations:

Diversity in Independent Schools: The Practice and the Practitioner - handbook from the National Association of Independent Schools.  A combination of chapters, articles, sidebars, and case studies that come together to holistically support diversity work in independent schools.  Useful for all constituencies of the school, particularly heads, administration, and diversity leaders.

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele - The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.  Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan Johnson - This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable readers to see the underlying nature and consequences of privilege and their connection to it. This extraordinarily successful book has been used across the country, both inside and outside the classroom, to shed light on issues of power and privilege.