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Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Culturally Responsive School Leadership

Khalifa, Muhammad
Delpit, Lisa
Milner, H. Richard

Paperback

Series: Race and Education

General Education

ISBN10: 1682532070
ISBN13: 9781682532072
Publisher: Harvard Education Pr
Published: Jul 24 2018
Pages: 232
Weight: 0.75
Height: 0.90 Width: 5.90 Depth: 8.90
Language: English
Culturally Responsive School Leadership focuses on how school leaders can effectively serve minoritized students--those who have been historically marginalized in school and society. The book demonstrates how leaders can engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in ways that positively impact learning by honoring indigenous heritages and local cultural practices.

Muhammad Khalifa explores three basic premises. First, that a full-fledged and nuanced understanding of cultural responsiveness is essential to successful school leadership. Second, that cultural responsiveness will not flourish and succeed in schools without sustained efforts by school leaders to define and promote it. Finally, that culturally responsive school leadership comprises a number of crucial leadership behaviors, which include critical self-reflection; the development of culturally responsive teachers; the promotion of inclusive, anti-oppressive school environments; and engagement with students' indigenous community contexts.

Based on an ethnography of a school principal who exemplifies the practices and behaviors of culturally responsive school leadership, the book provides educators with pedagogy and strategies for immediate implementation.

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