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ERIC Number: EJ783227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 134
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
From the Field: A Proposal for Educating Leaders for Social Justice
McKenzie, Kathryn Bell; Christman, Dana E.; Hernandez, Frank; Fierro, Elsy; Capper, Colleen A.; Dantley, Michael; Gonzalez, Maria Luisa; Cambron-McCabe, Nelda; Scheurich, James Joseph
Educational Administration Quarterly, v44 n1 p111-138 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to suggest the structure and content of an educational leadership program whose aim is to prepare principals for social justice work. Research Design: The authors have conceptualized foundational components for a comprehensive principalship program focused on social justice. They assert that educational leaders for social justice must have three goals at the forefront of their efforts: (a) They must raise the academic achievement of all the students in their school, that is, high test scores do matter; (b) they must prepare their students to live as critical citizens in society; and (c) both of these goals can only be achieved when leaders assign students to inclusive, heterogeneous classrooms that provide all students access to a rich and engaging curriculum. The components addressed for this social justice-oriented principalship preparation program include (a) how students should be selected for such a program and (b) an outline of the knowledge and content for educating social justice leaders. The importance of induction/praxis after students graduate from these programs is discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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