Teacher leadership: Leading for social justice in teacher education

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In spite of the abundance of literature on teaching for social justice and a recent increase in discussions of the construction of teacher leadership, there is a dearth of studies that address the intersection of teacher leadership and social justice. Additionally, scholarship focused on teacher leadership tends to focus on teaching as measurable efficiency, a mainstream orientation toward teaching that can serve to reify the very kinds of inequities such reforms are designed to interrupt. Drawing from his own experiences as a teacher educator, the author argues that strong teaching is teaching for social justice and, similarly, that a teacher cannot be a leader unless she or he explicitly attends to questions of equity, access, and justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Leadership for Social Justice
Subtitle of host publicationTaking it from the Field to Practice
EditorsChrista Boske, Sarah Diem
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Educational Administration
ISSN (Print)1479-3660

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Public Administration


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