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ERIC Number: EJ811434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Negotiating Cultural and Academic Expectations in a Minority Language School: The Inclusive and Exclusive Effects of a Principal's Vision
Digiorgio, Carla
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v11 n2 p169-189 Apr 2008
This paper shares the results of an ethnographic case study into the role a principal had in maintaining a growing minority language school while implementing an inclusive policy for students with learning and physical difficulties. The principal was very aware of the reputation and image of the school in the public eye. Maintaining a distinct identity was key to the school's success, and the principal extended this demand for independence to students, including those with disabilities, and their teachers. This led to specific policies and practices regarding language and ability grouping and the school's resource teaching model. This article contributes to the research on leadership by exploring how a principal can shape the inclusive and exclusive policies and practices of a school that is competing for students. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States