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ERIC Number: EJ915873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Lessons from Country Borders: Preparing Leaders for Social Justice and Diversity through a District and University Partnership
Murakami Ramalho, Elizabeth; Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.; Merchant, Betty
School-University Partnerships, v3 n2 p80-97 Fall 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the preparation of educators as school leaders in a master's degree program focused on diversity and social justice. This program is a partnership between the University of Texas at San Antonio and the San Antonio Independent School District. The program's proximity to the Mexican border provides an opportunity to examine permeable exchanges and accommodations where schools exist at the intersection of geography, culture, politics, and diversity (racial/ethnic and linguistic). The majority of educators in the program are Hispanic or African American, and they serve a population with a majority of Hispanic children. This study asked, "To what degree were the educators in this program being prepared as emerging leaders for social justice?" The cultural relevancy of who they are, as part of a distinct cultural fabric, is captured in the narratives of the educators as they prepare to become future educational leaders in this district-university partnership. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas