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ERIC Number: EJ880729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
"The Other within": Race/Gender Disruptions to the Professional Learning of White Educational Leaders
Blackmore, Jill
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v13 n1 p45-61 Jan 2010
Leslie Roman states "white is a colour too". Yet the whiteness of educational leaders is rarely questioned, although masculinism--enduring capacity of different masculinities to remain the norm in leadership--is increasingly under scrutiny. Rarely do white men or women leaders question their whiteness, whereas indigenous and other minority groups, as a consequence of their being "other than white", are expected to explain their exclusion. Instead, the "problem" is depicted as the lack of "the Other", and therefore a problem for and of "the Other". This article confronts normative whiteness in educational administration from the perspective of feminist and critical race theory, considering how foregrounding whiteness in leadership is a necessary condition of inclusive education and leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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