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Examining the outcomes of equalizing critical theory in educational leadership programming
American Educational Research Association
  • Meredith L. Mountford, Florida Atlantic University
  • Michelle D. Young, University of Missouri
  • Linda E. Skrla, Texas A&M University
  • Joyce Piveral, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Sandy L. Hutchinson, Central Missouri State University
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Location
San Francisco, CA
Conference Dates
April 7-11, 2006
Date of Presentation
4-11-2006
Disciplines
Abstract

This paper describes some of the key findings of a study focused on studentsÂ’ perceptions of the relevancy and usefulness of diversity issues and curriculum centered in critical theory not just being included, but also equalized in their Ed.D. leadership preparation program. After two years of coursework in which critical theory has been integrally woven among traditional educational leadership topics, students report on the ways in which they believe their biases and pre-existing assumptions have shifted and subsequently how their leadership behaviors have been transformed.

Citation Information
Meredith L. Mountford, Michelle D. Young, Linda E. Skrla, Joyce Piveral, et al.. "Examining the outcomes of equalizing critical theory in educational leadership programming" American Educational Research Association (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda-skrla/81/