ERIC Number: EJ1044291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
Countering Plutocracies: Increasing Autonomy and Accountability through Culturally Relevant Leadership
McCray, Carlos R.; Beachum, Floyd D.
School Leadership & Management, v34 n4 p392-413 2014
In urban school districts across the USA there are mandates to implement zero tolerance policies. As this occurs, there is an increasing number of students, specifically students of colour, who are being jettisoned out of the educative process. When school principals have little autonomy regarding how they handle disciplinary infractions within their schools, it becomes relatively easy for them to opt out of making tough decision. The authors assert that Culturally Relevant Leadership is a framework that, if applied correctly, can help school leaders reduce the multiple school suspensions and expulsions that are occurring among students of colour.
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, School Districts, Zero Tolerance Policy, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Principals, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Functional Behavioral Assessment, School Administration, Educational Change, Decision Making, Accountability, Social Justice, Educational Discrimination, Racial Bias, Aggression, Expectation, Suspension, Expulsion, Professional Autonomy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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