Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Leadership in by Ann E. Lopez

By Ann E. Lopez

This ebook deals possible frameworks and thought that college leaders can use to steer their paintings and interact in severe mirrored image. Lopez reconceptualises pupil engagement from an fairness and variety viewpoint and appears at ways in which leaders might be supported on their trip via collaborative mentorship, whereas bridging the idea to perform gap.

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29 decisions or activities carried out with a view to solving a problem. Fowler (2013) defines policy as “the dynamic and value laden process through which a political system handles a public problem. It includes governments’ expressed intensions and official enactments as well as its consistent patterns of activity and inactivity” (p. 5). Educational policies are influenced by the political environment, demographic trends and overall ideological slant in society. In the USA and some parts of Canada we have seen a push by certain groups to pass policies that impact what is taught in the curriculum and how it is taught.

Of note is the desire and stated objective to move beyond tolerance to acceptance. It is important for educators to tease out what are acceptable practices of acceptance and how these can be implemented. The Ontario Equity and Inclusive Strategy states that: Education directly influences students’ life chances – and life outcomes. Today’s global, knowledge-based economy makes the ongoing work in our schools critical to our students’ success in life and to Ontario’s economic EDUCATIONAL REALITIES AND CURRENT CONTEXT 11 future.

The Bill sought to strip away the independence of teachers and reduce the impact of unions at the administrator level. Notwithstanding the protests of the teachers’ unions Bill 160 was eventually passed and school administrators were removed from unions. Up until that time teachers and school administrators belonged to the same union. The impact of that change on school leadership in Ontario schools was profound as school administrators for a while were no longer seen as natural partners in a collaborative teaching and learning TOWARD A THEORY OF CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE...

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