ERIC Number: EJ835442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Leadership for Bilingual Education: Reflections on Social Justice
Fierro, Elsy; Rodriguez, Mariela A.
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n2 p182-196 Mar 2006
The role of administrator preparation programs should be one of creating the conscientization (Freire, 2000) of aspiring administrators. Administrator preparation programs with a social justice perspective support and agitate aspiring administrators to act and address equity issues affecting all of those involved in the school learning community (Cambron-McCabe & McCarthy, 2005; Marshall, 2004). Conscientization leading to action is a key component in preparing school leaders to embody a social justice philosophy. The types of activities required of aspiring school administrators within the two courses described here encourage aspiring administrators to reflect and act on the social, economic, and educational inequities perpetuated in schools. This article describes assignments required within educational leadership preparation programs in two Hispanic-serving institutions in the Southwest. The purpose of each assignment is presented, followed by process, implications for social justice, and recommendations to enhance the projects.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Administrator Education, Bilingual Education, Instructional Leadership, Administrators, Administrator Role, School Districts, Principals, Educational Improvement, Leaders, Federal Legislation, Classroom Observation Techniques, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001