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Using the experiences and words of seven public school principals who came to the field of administration committed to advancing social justice in their schools, this book presents a framework and 7 keys” to social justice leadership (SJL). Although facing tremendous barriers, these leaders were ultimately successful in making their schools more equitable and just. They also made important strides toward closing the achievement gap through the use of humane and equitable practices
Table of Contents
|Note on Methodology||p. xi|
|School Leadership and Social Justice||p. 1|
|Barriers to School Success||p. 4|
|Social Justice Leadership as an Effective Alternative to School-as-Usual||p. 8|
|Organization and Content of the Book||p. 11|
|A Framework for Social Justice Leadership||p. 13|
|The Seven Social Justice Principals and Their Schools||p. 18|
|Introducing the Principals and Their Schools||p. 18|
|"There Is No Social Justice Without Inclusion": Advancing Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All||p. 27|
|The Connection Between Inclusion and Social Justice||p. 29|
|Strategies That Advanced Inclusion, Access, and Opportunity for All||p. 30|
|"Changing How We Teach, What We Teach, and How We Approach Schooling": Improving the Core Learning Context||p. 46|
|The Connection Between Improving the Core Learning Context and Social Justice||p. 47|
|Strategies to Improve the Core Learning Context-Both the Teaching and the Curriculum||p. 48|
|"Connecting and Respecting": Creating a Climate of Belonging||p. 62|
|The Connection Between a Climate of Belonging and Social Justice||p. 63|
|Strategies That Create a Climate of Belonging||p. 64|
|Closing the Achievement Gap: Toward a Theory of Socially Just School Reform||p. 77|
|The Connection Between Raising Student Achievement and Social Justice||p. 78|
|Raising Student Achievement||p. 79|
|Toward a Theory of Socially Just School Reform||p. 83|
|"At Every Turn": The Barriers Faced by Social Justice Principals||p. 87|
|Barriers Within the School Site||p. 88|
|Barriers at the District Level||p. 96|
|Barriers at the Institutional Level||p. 103|
|Consequences of the Barriers||p. 108|
|"Saving My Sanity": The Resilience That Leaders Develop to Sustain Justice and Equity||p. 113|
|Professional Strategies||p. 114|
|Personal Strategies||p. 122|
|"The Intricacies and Details": Consciousness, Knowledge, Skills, and Core Traits of Social Justice Leaders||p. 129|
|Acquiring Broad, Reconceptualized Consciousness, Knowledge, and Skills||p. 129|
|Possessing Core Leadership Traits||p. 141|
|"But That's Just Good Leadership": Lessons and Directions for Social Justice Leadership||p. 150|
|Lessons for Educators||p. 151|
|"But That's Just Good Leadership"||p. 159|
|About the Author||p. 178|
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