African American Perspectives on Leadership in Schools: Building a Culture of Empowerment by Lenoar FosterAfrican American Perspectives on Leadership in Schools: Building a Culture of Empowerment by Lenoar Foster

African American Perspectives on Leadership in Schools: Building a Culture of Empowerment

EditorLenoar Foster, Linda C. Tillman

Paperback | October 16, 2009

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This book fills an educational void in the school leadership literature as it relates to historical, theoretical, intellectual and cultural understandings among those who prepare individuals for leadership in schools and for those who practice leadership in schools attended by significant numbers of African American students. Contributors to this volume are scholars whose research and service in schools have been important in understanding the historical, intellectual and cultural traditions that facilitate and support effective leadership and in schools where African American school leaders, teachers, students, parents, and their communities of support construct effective and productive 'cultures of empowerment and achievement'. It is these cultures that this volume addresses for their efficacy to support, empower, and sustain visible and measurable achievement among African American students.
Lenoar Foster was professor and associate dean for administration, research and graduate studies in the College of Education at Washington State University. He held dual professorial appointments in educational leadership (K-12 Administration) and higher education. He passed away just prior to this book's publication. Linda C. Tillman ...
Title:African American Perspectives on Leadership in Schools: Building a Culture of EmpowermentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.13 × 6.09 × 0.73 inPublished:October 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607094894

ISBN - 13:9781607094890

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Table of Contents

3 Introduction 4 The Historical Tradition of African American Leadership in African American Schools: 1830-1955 5 African American Educational Leadership: Critical, Purposive, and Spiritual 6 African-Centered Pedagogy and Womanist Caring: Reclaiming Black Children for Success 7 Facilitating African American Parental Involvement in Urban Schools: Opportunities for School Leadership 8 African American Superintendents Narrowing the Achievement Gap Through Organization Restructuring 9 African American Leadership in Urban Schools: Implications for Organizational Structure and Improved Educational Outcomes 10 Caring Leadership for Troubled African American Adolescents: A Case Study 11 Leadership in K-12 Schools for Promoting Educational Aspirations: A Mental Model for School Achievement 12 Leading Change in the Educational Environment: Creating a Culture of Academic Excellence 13 African American School Leadership in a Policy Context: A Tornado of Private Influence and Interests 14 Toward a Praxis of Antiracist School Leadership Preparation 15 About the Editors 16 About the Contributors 17 Index

Editorial Reviews

If you care about the education of African American children, read this book!Two highly respected African American scholars collect some of the best indepth scholarly work on African American educational leadership. These scholars cover the history of African American school leadership, critical spirituality, African-centered pedagogy, womanist caring, urban school leadership, African American superintendents, leadership for troubled African American adolescents, critical factors for the underachievement of African American students, cultures of excellence, a critique of whole school reform, and antiracist school leadership preparation-a broad and deep array of topics focused on building "a culture of empowerment" for African American children, their families, and their communities. This is now the seminal book on African American perspectives on leadership in schools.