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ERIC Number: EJ940674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Undermining Racism and a Whiteness Ideology: White Principals Living a Commitment to Equitable and Excellent Schools
Theoharis, George; Haddix, Marcelle
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1332-1351 Nov 2011
This article reports on six White urban principals who came to administration with a commitment to create more equitable and excellent schools for students from marginalized communities. These leaders made strides in raising student achievement, creating a climate of belonging for students, staff, and families, and increasing access to learning opportunities for marginalized students. The analysis sought to address the following research question: "In what ways do White leaders who make significant progress in creating excellent and equitable schools include race and racial issues in their leadership?" Five aspects of these leaders' work around undermining racism and a Whiteness ideology are highlighted. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A