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Weiler, Jessica R.; Stanley, Darrius A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
A growing number of school districts are engaging in systems-level, equity-based reform to redress persistent disparities, and many are hiring Equity Directors to lead the way. This qualitative study explores the role of Equity Directors, asking, "What are the leadership practices of Equity Directors?" and "What are the purposes…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Districts, Administrators, Equal Education
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Woleck, Kristine Reed – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2022
Social justice leadership that attends not only to equity for marginalized students but also to critical consciousness for all students has been largely ignored in empirical research of suburban schools. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature regarding transformative social justice leadership and assert the need for further studies,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Styles, Suburban Schools, Literature Reviews
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Lárusdóttir, Steinunn Helga; O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
This paper explores the role of school leaders in facilitating Social Justice (SJ) leadership practice in schools. Ethical, Transformational and Distributed leadership theories together with School Leadership Development initiatives are examined. What emerges is that leaders need to bring SJ to the centre in their work and actively lead from an…
Descriptors: Leadership, Social Justice, Leadership Training, Leadership Styles
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Gullo, Gina; Beachum, Floyd – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This article outlines The Social Justice Leadership for Implicit Bias Impact Reduction Framework, a novel conceptualization of understanding implicit bias interventions for school-wide, leadership-driven change through the social justice leadership. The delineation between social justice and injustice paired with current research on how to reduce…
Descriptors: Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education, Stereotypes
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Muñiz, Raquel – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This article examines how Upward Bound (UB) program leaders promote socioemotional learning (SEL) opportunities to further the social justice of federal policy aims. I examine five program leaders' efforts through a policy implementation framework, focusing on their capabilities. Results show that the program leaders' capabilities--values,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Development, Emotional Development, Program Effectiveness
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Chikwe, Moses; Cooper, Robert – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This qualitative phenomenological study explored how 19 school leaders in seven California comprehensive high schools were making sense of data and using data to transform their schools by closing achievement gap for historically underrepresented students. Data is a powerful tool in the hands of school leaders to transform patterns of inequality…
Descriptors: School Administration, Social Justice, Equal Education, Data Use
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Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Blum-DeStefano, Jessica – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This article draws from the first phase of a larger, qualitative and developmental study with educational leaders (n=50), as well as nearly three decades of research and teaching, to explore how constructive-developmental theory offers new insights about enacting and supporting social justice leadership in our schools and districts. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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McIntosh, Michael Lorenzo – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Our most vulnerable students experience multiple and repetitive exposure to overlapping negative experiences that impact them emotionally, psychologically, and physically as a result of their intersecting identities and factors. Race and/or socio-economic class are highlighted as the most significant indicators for the achievement of Blacks and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Class, Social Bias, Trauma
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Kowalchuk, Donna – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the scant Canadian research regarding concrete social justice leadership practices. The critical, qualitative case study discussed examined the following question: "What strategies or practices do principals develop and engage in to do their social justice work in schools?" A description of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility, Principals, Administrator Role
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Griffen, Aaron J.; Greene, Nneka M. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This paper conceptualizes the practices of one urban-defined school's development of two uniquely designed student-led advocacy and research initiatives to promote social consciousness and student advocacy among the school's faculty, staff and community. This paper considers urban-defined to be any school, system, or teaching force that operates…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged, African Americans, Advocacy
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Von Dohlen, Heidi B.; Moore, Jan; Von Dohlen, Lisa J.; Thrift, Beth E. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This study identified Masters of School Administration (MSA) students' knowledge and understanding of poverty and homelessness in schools and sought to increase leadership capacity to mitigate issues of homelessness and poverty in schools. This study provided targeted instruction, an opportunity for school leaders to engage in self-assessment and…
Descriptors: Poverty, Homeless People, Masters Programs, School Administration
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Wright, Tiffany; Smith, Nancy J.; Whitney, Erin – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Equity is desirable in all aspects of our democracy. Public schools, in particular, are essential to that enterprislse. Unfortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) educators have often not experienced equity in our schools. Equity-oriented school leaders, however, can make schools more equitable for LGBT teachers while increasing…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, School Safety, Democratic Values, Social Justice
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Lowery, Kendra; Mayes, Renae D.; Quick, Marilynn M.; Boyland, Lori G.; Geesa, Rachel L.; Kim, Jungnam – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
The current P-12 educational landscape is riddled with inequities, especially for historically underserved students. As such, greater efforts are needed from educational stakeholders (i.e. counselors and principals) who center social justice and advocacy practices that eliminate systemic barriers to rigorous educational experiences for all…
Descriptors: Cooperation, School Counselors, Principals, Social Justice
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Porfilio, Brad; Strom, Katie – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
Despite the clarion call from educational leaders, scholars, and doctoral students for educational leadership preparation to provide learning experiences to ensure students persist to become transformative school leaders, most educational leadership programs struggle to make this happen. The purpose of this reflective essay is to capture how…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, College Faculty