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ERIC Number: EJ852546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 111
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Inclusion: The Unifying Thread for Fragmented Metaphors
Doyle, Lynn H.
Journal of School Leadership, v14 n4 p352-377 Jul 2004
The fabric of educational leadership is changing. Murphy (2001) has suggested three new metaphors for educational leaders: moral stewards, builders of communities, and educators for school improvement. However, shifting priorities and contradictions between these metaphors could result in fragmentation within the field. This article discusses seven reasons why inclusion of all students, and in particular, students with disabilities, is the unifying thread that weaves these metaphors. Inclusion (a) facilitates discourse for social justice, (b) models democratic community, (c) shifts power, (d) is schoolwide reform, (e) restructures and recultures, (f) targets teaching and learning, and (g) provides support and resources. Implications for educational leadership preparation are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act