Towards An Anti-Racist Leadership Design: A Faculty Self-Study On An Educational Leadership Curriculum

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Karen L. Anderson (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Vachel Miller

Abstract: This qualitative case study examines the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating anti-racist leadership design into educational leadership programs in North Carolina. The study aims to explore how faculty in an educational leadership program self-reflect and examine their course content using a self-study toolkit to align with anti-racist leadership design. Additionally, it investigates how faculty navigate the challenges and barriers of creating or sustaining a program that reflects anti-racist leadership. The study’s participants are four faculty members with extensive experience in educational leadership and curriculum development at a university-based Master of School Administration program. The findings suggest that faculty engage in a deliberate process of self-examination and reflection to align their course content with anti-racist leadership design, but face challenges in creating or sustaining such a program. The study has implications for principal preparation programs endeavoring to adequately prepare anti-racist leaders who can transform schools and improve student outcomes. Furthermore, the study contributes to the field by providing a framework, process, and a self-study tool that faculty can use to update and redesign their programs to align with equity and anti-racism in education.

Additional Information

Anderson, K. (2023). Towards An Anti-Racist Leadership Design: A Faculty Self-Study On An Educational Leadership Curriculum. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2023
Anti-racist leadership design, Anti-racist self-study toolkit, Faculty reflection on anti-racism

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