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ERIC Number: EJ1141218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
Are You Qualified to Be a Member of This "Elite Group"? A School Leadership Preparation Program Examines the Extent "Diverse" Candidates Are Admitted to Graduate School
Boske, Christa; Elue, Chinasa
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n2 p145-162 Jun 2017
This case outlines a dilemma encountered by faculty in a K-12 educational administration graduate program on the east coast. The case offers a detailed illustration of tensions arising when faculty discuss their graduate admissions process, their role as gatekeepers, understandings of merit, and the need for student diversity. Disrupting institutional systems of domination and faculty reliance on admissions criteria undermine programmatic diversity goals, including the meanings faculty associate with common admissions criteria. Implications include an authentic, holistic, and intentional examination of graduate admissions criteria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A