ERIC Number: EJ1170118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
"Venimos Para Que se Oiga la Voz": Activating Community Cultural Wealth as Parental Educational Leadership
Fernández, Erica; Paredes Scribner, Samantha M.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v13 n1 p59-78 Mar 2018
This article expands a more inclusive parental engagement framework by broadening notions of educational leadership using an example of organizing actions of Latina parent leaders amid a hostile anti-immigrant climate within an urban elementary school. Researchers draw on Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to analyze how a Latinx parent group and parent leaders activated and nurtured community cultural wealth. The findings describe the ways in which the Latinx parent group fostered community cultural wealth and, in doing so, cultivated parental educational leadership. The authors discuss how the Latinx parent leaders then negotiated tensions that emerged between the Latinx parent group and school officials when a new parent organization was established at the school. We use this study to both disrupt traditional notions of educational leadership and discuss the implications it has for principal preparation programs.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Leadership, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Social Bias, Cultural Capital, Parent Role, Leadership Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy, Interviews, Participant Observation, Documentation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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