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ERIC Number: ED537728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Leading the 21st Century Demographic: Multi Context Theory and Latina/o Leadership. White Paper Prepared for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Valle, Fernando; Rodriguez, Cristobal
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Public and higher education alike have much to gain from serving the largest and fastest growing demographic in the United States. The Latina/o population in the U.S. is young and fervent and will continue to influence political, financial and educational communities, both geographically and socioeconomically. In this theoretical analysis and case examples, the authors apply Robert Ibarra's (2001) perspective on the development of Multicontextuality with Latina/os in educational spaces, focusing on leadership and examining the cultural wealth and contributions Latina/o leaders and educators bring to educational systems and communities. We argue for the development of future Latina/o leaders by examining the multicontextuality of Latina/o educational leaders in the P-20 pipeline as an untapped resource where they exhibit unique and diverse sets of abilities to respond to the trends in economic, civic, and personal spheres. Proficiency in multicontextual leadership advances the democratic, transformational, and distributive with ultimately a transformative leadership discourse in higher education, advancing the development of Latina/o's throughout the educational pipeline.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)