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The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform

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This book presents a framework and seven 'keys' to social justice leadership in schools. The author uses the experiences and words of seven public school principals in America, who came to the field of administration committed to advancing social justice in their schools.
Paperback, 177 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Teachers College Press
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Kevin
Nov 26, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
I thought this book was well written and very easy to follow. Theoharis gives good practical insights into the challenges, rewards, and hardships of being a principal. It was refreshing reading about the tough times principals face, especially when facing the tough task of social justice. The book helped open my eyes to the idea of social justice at all schools at any cost. It is all rooted in inclusion for all learners at all levels, which is a tough task in many schools. I believe this is very ...more
Sarah
Dec 09, 2011 Sarah rated it did not like it
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I have major issues with this book. The author includes himself in the case studies. It comes across as sort of boastful and unauthentic. Also, the book is frustratingly vague in terms of the practices these leaders actually used to achieve equity and social justice in their schools.
AJ
Jan 22, 2011 AJ rated it liked it
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Good book, although I am not sure the kind of leadership Theoharis writes about is sustainable. He himself is an example of this as he has moved on from a principal position to a position in higher ed.
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