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ERIC Number: EJ1005975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Educational Leadership for Social Justice: Enhancing the Ethical Dimension of Educational Leadership
Everson, Susan Toft; Bussey, Leslie Hazle
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n2 p176-187 Dec 2007
Much criticism has been levied in recent years on professional preparation programs in schools of education offering the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. This paper is about Saint Louis University's (SLU) redesigned doctoral program in education (Ed.D) that includes an emphasis on social justice. The purpose here is to describe how the faculty members who have developed the new program are working to expand its emphasis on social justice as well as on other moral and ethical leadership concepts in order to increase and enhance the students' understanding of and focus on their ethical role as educational leaders. The paper offers a rationale for embedding ethical and moral issues in leadership education programs, some program implications, and an approach to assess the understanding of social justice and social actions of the program's graduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri