ERIC Number: EJ1130585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
It's Not about "You," It's about "Us": A Black Woman Administrator's Efforts to Disrupt White Fragility in an Urban School
Patton, Lori D.; Jordan, Jodi L.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n1 p80-91 Mar 2017
This case centers on a Black woman school administrator and efforts to disrupt Whiteness among an urban elementary school teaching staff. The case details the resistance she encounters while encouraging teachers to confront "White fragility" and consider how their fragile perspectives on race and racism shape how they educate Black students. She attempts to incorporate relevant social justice issues, particularly associated with the "Black Lives Matter" campaign into professional development to challenge teachers' deficit thinking. Finally, the case demonstrates oppressive leadership politics driving the (mis)education of racially minoritized students.
Descriptors: Administrators, Females, African Americans, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Social Justice, African American Education, Principals, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Leadership, Whites, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)