ERIC Number: EJ1131395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Navigating Cultural Borders in Diverse Contexts: Building Capacity through Culturally Responsive Leadership and Critical Praxis
Lopez, Ann E.
Multicultural Education Review, v7 n3 p171-184 2015
Demographic shift and increasing diversity in the student population demand urgency and attention from educational leaders. Those who argue for greater attention to equity and diversity suggest that all students regardless of their gender, social class, ethnic or racial characteristics must have equal opportunities to learn and be engaged. These realities call for socially just and culturally responsive educational leaders to act and engage in ways that transform school environments into spaces where all students can succeed. This article explores the leadership practices of six school leaders in a large school board in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada, their tensions and possibilities faced with the challenges of increasing diversity in their schools and school board. By examining the work of these school leaders (administrators and teacher leaders), we gain deeper insights into culturally responsive leadership. These school leaders could be described as critical, reflective, purposeful, and fearless.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Leadership, Capacity Building, Instructional Leadership, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Practices, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)