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ERIC Number: EJ875404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Reference Count: 5
A Response to "Leadership for Social Justice:" A Transnational Dialogue
Otunga, Ruth N.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v4 n1 Jun 2009
This paper makes the case for preparing school leaders for social justice and a new social order. In Kenya, little has been done and documented about school leadership programs for social justice. Scholars have generally appreciated leadership preparation for social justice in terms of professional discourses especially as initiated from the Western World. There is, therefore, the need to stretch such discourses further to actual program development and implementation given the rapid knowledge generation and sharing facilitated by technology in this era of globalization. This is a conceptual article that is a product of content analysis of extant literature. The analysis revealed four dominant issues between educational leadership and social justice literatures that are essential for creating a new social order: (1) Conceptualizing social justice and a new social order in leadership preparation; (2) Going beyond traditional leadership preparation to leadership for social justice; (3) Moving toward critical pedagogy: leadership for liberation and commitment to social justice; and (4) Making connections between local and global research to extend leadership for social justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Educational Administration, Literature Reviews, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Administrator Education, Reader Response, Media Adaptation
University Council for Educational Administration. Web site: http://www.ucea.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya