ERIC Number: EJ1141738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Rebirth: "Can We Live?"
Beachum, Floyd D.; Watson, Terri N.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n2 p95-104 Jun 2017
Nathaniel Stone, the principal of Lakeshore Community High School, was summoned to a meeting in the city. The gathering included more than a dozen influential leaders. The conversation that unfolded was, literally, unreal. Mr. Smith, a government official of sorts, called for the destruction of a social movement that was having a positive effect on the academic achievement and life chances of Black and Hispanic youth throughout the country. This narrative is constructed in the spirit of Derrick Bell's chronicles and acknowledges the systemic nature of racism, its presence in the nation's public schools, and its aim to disenfranchise people of color. Furthermore, it is intended to make this reality palpable to aspiring school leaders and to thwart color-blind school leadership.
Descriptors: High Schools, Racial Bias, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Public Schools, Minority Group Students, Race, Critical Theory, Social Justice, Case Studies, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Quality, Administrator Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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