New Directions for Socially Just Educational Leadership

Lessons from Disability Studies

Authored by: Sarah A. Mckinney , Rebecca J. Lowenhaupt

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415657457
eBook ISBN: 9780203076934
Adobe ISBN: 9781135128432


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In this chapter, we expand on previous discussions of social justice leadership by advocating for the application of key concepts from Disability Studies to educational leadership. We embrace and encourage a commitment to ever-evolving, continual self-reflection, as we challenge the field to consider the implications of emerging scholarship in other fields for the study of social justice in educational leadership. In particular, we believe Disability Studies offers understandings of difference and normalcy that are often unexplored in conversations about socially just schools.

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