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ERIC Number: EJ989533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Forty Acres and a Mule: A Critical Audit of California's "Williams" Legislation Implementation and the Implications for Educational Leaders
Vang, Maiyoua
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n5 p1024-1058 Sep 2012
This study investigated educational leaders' critical evaluations of California's landmark contemporary school equity legislation "Williams v. the State of California". Qualitative interview analysis indicated that leaders perceived the equity measure to be necessary but insufficient in advancing the larger project of educational justice. Hence, policy directives governed by political expediency ultimately fall short in ushering disruptive change. Renorming the privileged hierarchy of the leadership class was central to fomenting change. Participants argued that leadership practice for educational justice required leaders to transgress normative structures that hurt the children and the communities they serve, whether those norms resided within the school, within themselves, or within the dominant power structure. Critical issues and leadership implications are forwarded. (Contains 7 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California