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ERIC Number: EJ913583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
"I Wonder if They Had Ever Seen a Black Man before?" Grappling with Issues of Race and Racism in Our Own Backyard
Boske, Christa A.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v5 n7 p248-275 Jul 2010
This article investigates the experiences of aspiring school leaders, predominantly Students of Color, within a predominantly White, male, upper class, Texas university educational leadership program. Based in the tradition of narrative inquiry, written reflections, semi-structured interviews, course documents, and field notes provided data for this qualitative study. Findings suggest aspiring administrators were not afforded opportunities to address issues of race and racism throughout their program of study. The author encourages faculty to join the conversation on issues of race, take seriously the call to work in support of Students of Color, and confront programmatic failures in preparing aspiring practitioners for effective school leadership. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas