ERIC Number: EJ792224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 9
Autoethnography of a First-Time Superintendent: Challenges to Leadership for Social Justice
Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v7 n2 p163-176 Apr 2008
This autoethnography elucidates the challenges I encountered in my efforts to maintain my commitment to leadership for social justice. When I assumed the superintendency of a small rural school district in southern Texas, I started collecting data in the form of a journal. My lived experiences, as recorded in my journal, were the sole source of data for this inquiry. This study provides a descriptive analysis of my daily experiences as a first-time superintendent. Due to time limitations, this project focuses only on the first year of my superintendency, giving particular attention to the political and social factors that impeded my philosophy of social justice.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Social Justice, Superintendents, Leadership, Ethnography, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, School Districts, Politics of Education, Social Influences, Hispanic Americans
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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