“I love these girls–I was these girls”: Women leading for social justice in a single-sex public school

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to share the findings from a 2-year ethnography that examined female practitioners’ experiences in the field. The article describes the intentions, discourses, actions, and repercussions of female administrators and teachers working to accomplish social justice for racial/ethnic minority girls from challenging economic circumstances. The discourse adjoining social justice intentions and actions is shared with descriptions of the specific material, intellectual, and emotional ways that female educators labored for social justice in their particular context. The impact of taking an explicitly activist stance in facilitating transformative learning opportunities is discussed along with implications for practice.

Additional Information

Journal of School Leadership, 23(4), 634-657
Language: English
Date: 2013
gender in education, feminism, single-sex public education, social justice, middle and high school

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