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ERIC Number: EJ1129426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
The Tensions between Shared Governance and Advancing Educational Equity
Castagno, Angelina E.; Hausman, Charles
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v49 n1 p96-111 Mar 2017
This article examines the relationship between shared governance and one school district's (in)ability to advance educational equity. Specifically, we consider the district's policies, discourse, and practice around equity within the context of site-based management and shared decision making. We suggest that if equity is indeed a major district responsibility, then it seems inconsistent to leave equity at the mercy of shared governance and occasional externally-imposed mandates because most individual school leaders and educators are not currently taking up this agenda or implementing changes that would result in equitable education. Thus, our work suggests that progress toward educational equity may best be achieved through top-down, directive leadership in districts.
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Language: English
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