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ERIC Number: EJ1223662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Problems with Colorblind Leadership Revealed: A Call for Race-Conscious Leaders
Flores, Osly J.; Gunzenhauser, Michael G.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v32 n8 p963-981 2019
This study addresses the complexity of colorblindness as a phenomenon and explains not only its tenacity, but also potential breaks in its hold on school leadership practice. The authors draw from an interview study of 22 school leaders in a county in the Northeastern USA to examine their perceptions and practices associating with leading schools that enroll students of color. The authors propose a multi-ring model that shows variation among three perspectives: (1) holding to colorblindness, (2) recognition with minimal capacity, and (3) cultivating race-conscious. Perspectives and variation within these three rings are explored, along with consequences for multiple resulting 'lacks' in capacity. Implications are offered for building upon race-conscious practice where it exists, removing barriers to implementation, and expanding capacity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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