Episode #3: John Krownapple Suggests Honoring Dignity to Promote Belonging (Part 1)
In this episode of A & I, author John Krownapple shares how he got into the important work of equity initiatives in education and why it is such important work. We go down the rabbit hole a bit about the various microcosms that exists that mimic the challenges of systemic issues.
John's books about equity give us tools and a language to discuss the necessary changes that need to happen in education in terms of equity.
Short summaries of John's books (one co-authored with Dr. Floyd Cobb):
Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation is basically a facilitation manual. It’s a guide for people who are leading equity-focused professional learning and/or organizational development aimed at equitable outcomes. It offers a process map for transformation/consciousness development, and it provides pragmatic facilitator protocols, strategies, and moves.
Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation is a book to help all educators understand what educational equity is really all about. In it, we provide a thorough treatment of what we feel are the foundational concepts upon which we can build equity. Those foundational comments are belonging and dignity. We make those concepts (and, thus, equity) actionable through our Dignity Framework for Educational Equity.
To learn more about the work John Krownapple does with The Core Collaborative, click here
To download Chapter 1 of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity, click here.
John Krownapple specializes in professional and organizational learning and development in the areas of equity, inclusion, and belonging. He is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where his coursework focuses on organizational and pedagogical responses to the issues that emerge from diversity, and he has served as the coordinator of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a school district of almost 60,000 students, the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. John is also the author of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation (Mimi & Todd Press, 2019) and Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation (Corwin, 2017).