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ERIC Number: EJ951046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
How Principals Cultivate a Culture of Critical Spirituality
Scanlan, Martin
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v14 n3 p293-315 2011
The field of socially-just educational leadership focuses on identifying and ameliorating marginalization and inequity in schools. Critical spirituality is emerging as a powerful support within this field. Critical spirituality, a combination of internal convictions and dispositions informing external commitments toward social justice, is an under-examined dimension of educational leaders pursuing social justice. Presenting a multicase study of leadership practice in three schools, this article considers the role of critical spirituality in educators' responses to students who are typically marginalized by poverty, race, disability and language. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of how educators conceptualize and pursue inclusivity as a core dimension of social justice. The implications suggest that critical spirituality grounds educators in deep commitments to serve traditionally marginalized students. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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