Leadership Promoting Equity and Excellence for Bilingual Students

Authored by: Martin Scanlan , Francesca A. López

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

10.4324/9780203076934.ch16

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Abstract

In our increasingly pluralistic school communities, educational leaders who promote justice navigate across multiple dimensions of diversity, including race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, exceptionality, religion, and sexual orientation (Frattura & Capper, 2007a). Schools today, as they have historically, privilege certain students while marginalizing others. In this context, equity and excellence are complicated, elusive, audacious goals that some school leaders, including principals, teacher leaders, and board members, relentlessly pursue (Ryan, 2006; Theoharis, 2007).

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