""Recognizing the importance of race, class, gender, culture, and ability, the authors provide a window into the difficulties that professional educators grapple with as they face the challenge of teaching all children. This text is both authentic and practical, and it demystifies the issues of equity that pervade today's classrooms.""?Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Associate ProfessorUniversity of Florida, Gainsville ""Action research of this caliber on the subject of equity is critically needed for all children to have access to the same level of rigor and high standards. This is a must-read for districts?that really want to turn action research into action that affects student learning.""?Terry Morganti-Fisher, Director of Professional DevelopmentAustin Independent School District, TX"Utilize the power of action research to narrow the achievement gap!"Despite the best intentions of reform efforts, educational inequity continues to exist in public schools. "Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research "confronts this challenge head-on and shows educators how they can use action research to both raise student achievement and strengthen instructional leadership.Ideal for both a first-time action research endeavor or one already in progress, this practical guidebook helps practitioners formulate specific research questions, collect and analyze data, and communicate their findings. Educators will discover: Ten action research studies on narrowing the achievement gap Guidelines for implementing an action research project that supports culturally relevant instructionAuthentic examples for discussion and reflection Invaluable for school district leaders, teachers, professional development schools, and preservice teachers, this resource for systemwide improvement efforts helps schools provide more equitable learning environments for all children.Caro-Bruce, Cathy is the author of 'Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781412936675 and ISBN 1412936675.