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Huchting, Karen; Bickett, Jill – Professional Development in Education, 2021
School leaders, who subscribe to social justice leadership (SJL), are situated to combat inequitable outcomes inherently produced by educational contexts. For school leaders to transform inequitable systems, they must develop a broad and deep understanding of social justice in their leadership preparation programmes and beyond. Through qualitative…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Angelle, Pamela S.; Derrington, Mary Lynne; Oldham, Alex N. – Professional Development in Education, 2021
The concept of professional learning, with the principal as lead learner working towards the institutional goal of social justice, is the focus of this descriptive qualitative study. The purpose was to examine the actions and behaviours of US rural principals as they demonstrate professional learning to ensure social justice for marginalised…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Principals
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Potter, Ian; Chitpin, Stephanie – Professional Development in Education, 2021
A study of nine headteachers in England, using a research protocol developed and carried out in Ontario, finds implications for the professional development of school leaders with respect to their decision-making to achieve greater equity. The types of professional development that leaders found to be most effective within their particular…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Principals, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine; King, Fiona; Razzaq, Jamila – Professional Development in Education, 2021
Despite growing interest in social justice leadership and awareness of the need to include this focus in leadership preparation and development, little is understood of practices used to support such commitment. In this article, Bacchi's (2012a) Foucaldian approach is drawn from, to provide a specific means of critically analysing what problem(s)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership Training, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Miller, Paul – Professional Development in Education, 2021
School leaders in England have a huge task to mediate factors in a school's environment (regulatory/legal and institutional). Rapid and sometimes conflicting policy agendas for improved performance have become a main preoccupation of school leaders as they jostle to keep their jobs as they wrestle to implement the latest government mandate. As a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Leadership Training, Inclusion
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Vigo-Arrazola, Begoña; Beach, Dennis – Professional Development in Education, 2021
We have used the concept of ethnography as explanatory critique in earlier research in three projects in Spain relating to teacher professional development and leadership for socially just schools. This research involved participant observations, interviews, informal conversations, document analysis and virtual ethnography. However, we have also…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Professional Development, Social Justice, Educational Change
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Kohli, Rita; Pizarro, Marcos; Garcia, Luis-Genaro; Kelly, Lisa; Espinoza, Michael; Cordova, Juan – Professional Development in Education, 2021
Research has noted that teachers of Color are disproportionately called upon to address racialized issues in schools serving students of Color. And although many teachers of Color enter the profession wanting to advocate for and with students and their families and are strongly positioned to do so, these responsibilities should not rest entirely…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Faculty Development, Social Justice, Teacher Leadership
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Stone-Johnson, Corrie; Gray, Corey; Wright, Casandra – Professional Development in Education, 2021
In spite of concerted improvement efforts to improve curricula, many university-based principal preparation programmes in the United States do not explicitly attend to issues of equity or social justice in a thorough way. While curricular efforts are important, they are not enough on their own; a working theory in the field of educational…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Buyruk, Halil – Professional Development in Education, 2021
This study examines the role of critical professional learning in leading socially just schools. The study investigated the experiences of teachers who are the members of Egitim-Sen, an active teacher union in Turkey. The article first focuses on the relationship between professional development and teacher unions followed by the definition of the…
Descriptors: Unions, Social Justice, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
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Hattam, Sarah K.; Weiler, Tanya – Professional Development in Education, 2021
This paper reports on continuing professional development (CPD) innovations in an Australian university to address challenges commonly faced by sessional academics teaching progressively diverse student cohorts. With the impact of Widening Participation (WP) policy increasing university participation of students in recognised equity groups,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Student Diversity, College Students
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Johnson, Chrystal S.; Sdunzik, Jennifer; Bynum, Cornelius; Kong, Nicole; Qin, Xiaoyue – Professional Development in Education, 2021
We describe the impact of an African American history centred collaborative teacher study group (CTSG) professional development experience on the cultural competence of 20 secondary Social Studies and English Language Arts educators. Using mixed methods, baseline data indicated slight movement from the colourblind to the cultural pre-competence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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McQuillan, Mollie T.; Leininger, Jennifer – Professional Development in Education, 2021
Transgender and gender-expansive students are disproportionately at risk for a host of negative academic and health outcomes; yet, few educators receive training on gender-inclusive school practices. This descriptive study used evaluation survey data from employees (N = 1,425) across 80 schools participating in gender-inclusivity professional…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Szeto, Elson; Sin, Kenneth; Leung, George – Professional Development in Education, 2021
This paper aims at extending the understanding of principal leadership in support of teachers' development of robot-based pedagogy for students in a cross-school professional learning community (PLC) of Hong Kong's special education. Sixty representative teachers from over 30 special schools, that is 50% of the total number of special schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Special Education
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Renold, E. J.; Ashton, Max R.; McGeeney, Ester – Professional Development in Education, 2021
This paper maps the development of a response-able (Barad 2007), creative professional learning programme for in-service teachers of an unfolding relationships and sexuality education (RSE) curriculum in Wales (UK) where the authors are uniquely and deeply entangled. We chart crucial aspects of the ethical, political and creative praxis informing…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Sex Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Wallace, Maria F. G.; Rust, Julie; Jolly, Elisabeth – Professional Development in Education, 2021
Teacher preparation and induction are two notable hallmarks of teacher-becoming commonly presumed to be detached from one another, forcing teacher candidates to transition linearly from one phase to another. Our study challenges this notion through one newly developed teacher residency programme where participating teacher residents are positioned…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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