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ERIC Number: EJ1366254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
The Latina Superintendent's Ethical Problem Solving for Equity and Justice
Rodriguez, Sonia
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v34 p24-42 Oct 2022
American schools have been dealt a blow that included a pandemic, economic crisis, as well as racial unrest, initiating an energized charge for social justice advocacy. Our superintendents are currently facing an unprecedented challenge in ensuring that the campus community lives in a fair, inclusive, and opportunity-rich society. However, school systems are notorious for resisting change. This causes moral and ethical dilemmas for the school district leader seeking social justice within all school settings. The equity minded leader's mission is to make a difference in all students lives, but ethical dilemmas heighten as social issues become divisive and combative among communities. In this chapter, the ethical decision making of Latina superintendents are highlighted as they share their experiences of ethical dilemmas related to historical oppressive practices and educational injustices. Some of these ethical dilemmas surfaced when they encountered conflicts among school board members who they perceived as losing focus on best practices for student needs. Each of these women expressed a desire to make systematic changes to historically inequitable school systems. These Latinas were able to remain true to their personal professional standards while confronting adversity. These stories will assist Latina leaders harness their power within, while continuing their crucial activist work for equity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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