Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie
Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
California State University, Stanislaus
Using Equity in Teaching
Living Education eFocus News host Michel Davis Robinson talked with Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie about the concept of teaching equity in the classroom and its impact on student achievement and school climate.
Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie is professor of Advanced Studies and director of the Educational Leadership Program at California State University Stanislaus, as well as associate professor emerita at Texas A&M University. Prior to becoming a professor Dr. McKenzie was a public school educator serving as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and principal for nearly 25 years. She has an international reputation with both P-12 and university educators who have used her work on equity traps and equity audits to improve educational practices that advance equity and excellence. She has numerous journal publications and books. Dr. McKenzie is also an educational consultant, writer, and speaker.
Books on equity audits:
McKenzie, K. & Skrla, L. (2011). Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.
Skrla, L., McKenzie, K. & Scheurich, J. (2009). Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.
Selected articles on equity traps:
McKenzie, K. & Phillips, G (2016) Equity traps then and now: Deficit thinking, racial erasure and naïve acceptance of meritocracy. Whiteness in Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23793406.2016.1159600
Schoener, H. & McKenzie, K. (2016) Equity traps redux: Inequitable access to foreign language courses for African American high school students. Equity and Excellence in Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10665684.2016.1194099
McKenzie, K., & Scheurich, J.J. (2004). Equity traps: A construct for departments of educational administration. Educational Administration Quarterly, 40(5), 601-632.