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ERIC Number: EJ1022357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Responding to Poverty and Its Complex Challenges: The Importance of Policy Fluency for Educational Leaders
Miller, Peter; Pavlakis, Alexandra; Lac, Van; Hoffman, Deborah
Theory Into Practice, v53 n2 p131-138 2014
We present a case example of a school leader whose understanding of both in- and out-of-school policies and issues supported 2 students who experienced severe trauma. We describe some of the principal's key beliefs and practices that led to the development of a justice-oriented school, and then contextualize her work in a "social frontiers" perspective. We conclude by suggesting that, especially in contexts where poverty affects many students, school leaders must go beyond school walls to cultivate appropriately responsive systems of practice that allow all students to thrive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A