ERIC Number: EJ943033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Successful Leadership in Urban Schools: Principals and Critical Spirituality, a New Approach to Reform
Dantley, Michael E.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n3 p214-219 Sum 2010
This article offers an alternative perspective on educational leadership based on the tenets of critical spirituality. It offers an educational leadership grounded in critical theory and African American spirituality. The two coalesce to provide school leaders with a conceptual frame that not only centers on academic achievement but academic achievement in a more equitable and democratic space. Critical spirituality dares to challenge leaders to serve as organic intellectuals and civil rights activists who have engaged in the spiritual exercises of critical self-reflection, deconstructive interpretation or hermeneutics, performative creativity and transformative action, the four components of critical spirituality.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Critical Theory, Civil Rights, Academic Achievement, Religious Factors, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Spiritual Development, African Americans, Reflection, Hermeneutics
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