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Blount, Jackie M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Special issue explores the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgendered (LGBT) public-school administrators. Provides an analysis of ways sexuality has been a central force in shaping school administration. Administrative work paralleled the roles in traditional married households; administrators have been required to demonstrate notably…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fraynd, Donald J.; Capper, Colleen A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Indepth interviews with two female and two male school leaders, one of each gender who were "closeted" in their sexuality and one of each who were "open." Foucault's sovereign and disciplinary power and normalization conceptually framed the study. Interviewee's fear of disclosure resulted in reproducing heteronormative power.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Homophobia
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Shields, Carolyn M.; Larocque, Linda J.; Oberg, Steven Lynn – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
A dialogic approach explores some of the complex issues related to race and ethnicity to identify implications for more effective cross-cultural leadership in diverse schools. Revisited field notes, as well as data from interviews and surveys from various research projects, provide the background about the difficulties of understanding race and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Responsibility, Culture Conflict, Dialogs (Literary)
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Blackmore, Jill – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Argues that radical shifts in school governance arising from wider social, political, and economic relations challenge past notions of leadership and that the basics of socially just learning systems would be responsibility, recognition, and reciprocity. (Contains 62 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism