Equity Literacy Principles for Educators of Students Experiencing Poverty
This factsheet was created by the Equity Literacy Institute.
HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:
Equity literacy is a framework for cultivating the knowledge and skills that enable us to be a threat to the existence of inequity in our spheres of influence. More than cultural competence or diversity awareness, equity literacy prepares us to see even subtle ways in which access and opportunity are distributed unfairly across race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, language, and other factors. The principles outlined in this factsheet refer to the knowledge dimension of equity literacy as it pertains to educators’ and schools’ efforts to ensure equitable educational opportunity for families experiencing poverty.