About this title:
This book brings together the realities of inequities in schooling, addressed by authors with the most recent scholarship available, and provides applications and strategies for intervention to make change. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice; Preparing Social Justice Leaders; and Next Steps, to mobilize to action as well as to make information accessible and useful. This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. It demonstrates how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. It provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices.
From the Back Cover:
This collection of readings on key issues in Social Justice is written by well-known experts in the area and is edited by the leading authorities in the field. Leadership for Social Justice
challenges leaders, educators, and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice, demonstrating how current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. This text develops a deep understanding of the effects of exclusionary practices and presents constructive exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staff members to create equitable practices.
- Utilizes the most recent thinking, practice, and research, presented by the best scholars working in educational leadership and social justice.
- Embeds race, gender, sexuality, poverty, and multicultural issues within the study of leadership so these issues become part and parcel of educational leadership preparation.
- Contains exercises with provocative questions that require readers to take a stand and/or to make decisions, as educational leaders, on the implications of Social Justice dilemmas and challenges.
- Includes balanced coverage between practical insights and strategies for impacting politics with theory, research, and methodological insights. Students get research-based yet practical information while also being guided to see the underlying assumptions of the theories and research methodologies that frame the studies.
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