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ERIC Number: EJ986251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Aspiring School Leaders Addressing Social Justice through Art Making
Boske, Christa
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n1 p116-146 Jan 2012
There is little in the professional literature about how school leaders or other professionals committed to promoting social justice deal with and manage their emotional responses to the challenges that await them in educational arenas. Even less has been written about how art making can be utilized as a means of developing new understandings and responses toward issues facing underserved populations. This study seeks to examine how 24 graduate students in the state of Texas understand the role of art making--specifically, the making of digital shorts using MovieMaker--to address issues of social justice and equity facing U.S. public schools. This study employs a grounded theory approach. Data consist of reflective interview responses, written narratives, and field notes. Participants identify art making as a valuable tool to deepening understanding and responses toward social justice and equity-oriented work in schools. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; United States