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ERIC Number: ED539361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 186
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-1445-7
The Role of Race, Racism and Power in the Experiences and Perspectives of African American Males in the Context of Their Ascendence to the Superintendency
George, Hughes B.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Using the lens of Critical Race Theory, I present the experiences and perspectives of African American male superintendents in the context of their ascension to the superintendency. Participants in the study are chief executive officers of a school district. The primary question of this study is what are the contributing factors, particularly the intersectionality of race, racism and power that have lead to the significant under-representation of African American males in the superintendency? The relevant question guiding the research is: What were some of the barriers, supports and strategies employed by African American males in their rise to the superintendency? This research study contributes to the academic literature concerning the representation of minority voices. It mitigates the paucity of scholarly literature on African American male superintendents. It also attempts to add to the body of literature in education using Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT will also be used to inform our practices, policies/procedures and whether those practices, policies/procedures contribute to the perpetuating of the Eurocentric worldview. Additionally, the research study investigated the perceived crisis in the superintendency in order to shed some light on whether it is real or myth, particularly in reference to African American males. However, the research study probed whether there were barriers, be they political, economical, or contextual that prevented qualified African American males from accessing top level executive positions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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