Resource Review of: Walking the Equity Talk: A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities by Robert Brownell II.

Author Biography

Tamara M. Chung Constant received her M.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the School of Education in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program. Ms. Chung Constant research interests include language and identity, critical race theory, global education, language policy, economic of knowledge, and Teaching English as a Second/Other Language (TESOL) and economics. She is currently working on research that examines race and gender in TESOL. The majority of her studies focus on issues of complex multiple identities within education institutions. Laura A. Valdiviezo earned her Doctorate in Education, Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Laura is assistant professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research draws on sociocultural perspectives of language policy, intercultural and multicultural education, and bilingual and indigenous education among others. As a former elementary and secondary urban and rural teacher in Peru and the United States she remains interested in examining schools as spaces of interpretation and contestation of policy and social structures. Laura's ethnographic work focuses on teacher's cultural and linguistic practices in multilingual, national and international settings. Her research aims at maintaining explicit connections of the historical and social context to the local practice. Laura is also interested in how teacher practices can challenge and inform theory, policy concerning diversity and teacher education as well as conceptualizations of teachers, teaching and learning. Some of Laura’s current projects include working with teachers of learners of English as a second language in the United States and with teachers of students who are speakers of Haitian Creole in Haiti.