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Cheung, Rebecca; Flores, Chuck; Sablo-Sutton, Soraya – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Social justice school leaders can amplify the voices and activism of marginalized students by shifting from hierarchical relationships to working as allies. An ally is commonly defined as a person who is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose. By transferring Kendall's (2013) concept of "allyship" from racial…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Student Participation, Disadvantaged Youth
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Okhremtchouk, I.; Levine-Smith, J.; Clark, Adam T. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2018
In this article we unpack the obstacles and opportunities associated with language minority student classification practices and, more specifically, English language learners' reclassification to fluent proficient status. First, we discuss classification permanency for language minority students. Second, we provide an overview of national…
Descriptors: Classification, English Language Learners, Language Minorities, Student Needs
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Celoria, Davide – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This article is intended to spark dialogue and debate related to the preparation of inclusive social justice education leaders in a time of colorblindness. Drawing attention to the reductionist construction of the professional standards for educational leaders when it comes to preparing educational leaders who are ready to address and eliminate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Principals
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Reis, Noni Mendoza; Lu, Mei-Yan; Miller, Michael – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2016
This article provides a discussion of how fieldwork can enhance the preparation of school leaders, and how this emphasis on practical, experiential learning can expose students to the wide array of challenges facing public schools. We discuss ways to transform traditional and procedural fieldwork objectives of our students to those that address…
Descriptors: Role, Social Justice, Field Experience Programs, Public Schools
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Dailey, Ardella – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
The central assumption of this paper is that the use of autoethnography is the best approach to obtain a deeper understanding of the political context, organizational culture, and complex dynamics of a person's lived experience in a leadership position. The central narrative follows the accounts documented through systematic journaling, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Superintendents, Reflection, Ethnography
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Moore-Gumora, Courteny – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
This study brings together the theoretical and empirical practices of traditional informative education, radical transformative education, and sustainable education reform. An analysis of learning disability and constructivist learning are used to elucidate the socio-complexity of historic academic constructs concerning educational leadership for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Transitional Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dell'Olio, Franca; Jones, Albert; Jindra, Susan; Jungwirth, Linda; Lindsey, Delores B.; Lindsey, Randall B.; Mirci, Philip; Purrington, Linda; Moore-Steward, Thelma; Thomas, Chris; Ward, Cheryl; Winkelman, Peg; Wise, Don – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
This feature article charts the efforts of the California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) to move from primarily a policy-driven organization that lacked a significant number of diverse members and perspectives to a values-driven organization committed to equity and cultural competency. This is a chronicle of the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Teacher Associations, Administrator Education, College Faculty
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Rosine, Dale – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
This qualitative study of ten elementary veteran teachers used Hargrove's single, double, and triple-loop thinking to understand their perceptions regarding knowledge new principals need to be social justice leaders working in impoverished schools. Findings in three categories revealed the importance of principals learning to identify their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice
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Woods, R. Sandie; Hauser, Linda – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2013
School leaders must design and lead equitable learning environments for all children, and administration preparation programs must build entry-level administrator capacity to do so. This article describes a study examining social justice/critical consciousness curriculum (intended, implemented, assessed) and instructor demographic characteristics…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Principals
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Mirci, Philip; Loomis, Corey; Hensley, Phyllis – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
When students are marginalized, excluded, negatively labeled, and do not fit what is considered to be normative, they may experience social injustice because of the ways in which oppression have been institutionalized within the education system. In schools, students face social injustice when they are oppressed based on racism, sexism,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, At Risk Students, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Mirci, Philip S. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
This article contributes to a discussion about educational leadership programs related to social justice and diversity. It focuses on the development of social justice leaders through a doctoral program that culminates in a Doctorate in Educational Justice. The program's design is intended to empower graduates to act with hearts liberated through…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Doctoral Programs, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
Lalas, Jose; Valle, Eva – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
In addressing the issue of educational inequality and achievement gap, this research article demonstrates that critical implications could be gleaned from listening to the authentic voices of students by using a social justice lens. A social justice perspective in educational leadership is essential in evaluating the impact of race, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
Lalas, Jose W.; Morgan, Ronald D. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2006
This article examines social justice as a vehicle for equity for all children. It focuses on the training of school leaders who can promote democratic schools and address inequality in K-12 schools. It outlines the needs assessment, consensus building, curriculum, and faculty voice in establishing a doctorate in educational justice. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Educational Change, Social Justice
Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
To engage in the goal of equity requires a certain amount of rage in one's belly. Understanding the context in which we are presently situated regarding our successes and challenges to achieve equity and social justice can serve to inform our future actions as educational leaders.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Social Justice, Equal Education