This book advocates for informed leaders who are aware of the larger historical, political-economic, sociological, and philosophical issues that surround the schools and communities they serve. Extending beyond mainstream conceptions of instructional leadership and broad social justice paradigms, Community Engaged Leadership for Social Justice offers a multidisciplinary framework that helps leaders better serve the needs of their students, teachers, and communities. Exploring issues of urban school reform as it relates to the principal, as well as priorities that are relevant to the process of school improvement and the promotion of social justice, this book provides a critical, equity-oriented set of best practices grounded in research and empirical cases. This is a must-have resource for building consciousness, offering hope, and engaging in dialogical and collaborative leadership practices to radically transform schools and communities.

chapter 1|10 pages


part I|79 pages

Exploring Urban Communities, Schools, and Reform

chapter 2|21 pages

Neighborhoods of (In)Opportunity

chapter 3|20 pages

Racial Segregation and Urban Schools

chapter 4|17 pages

A History of Urban School Reform

chapter 5|19 pages

Schools as Social Institutions

part II|95 pages

Toward a Critical and Community Engaged Leadership

chapter 6|21 pages

The Science of Educational Administration

chapter 7|20 pages

Alternative Ways of Knowing and Leading

chapter 8|20 pages

Leading for Social Justice

chapter |11 pages


New Knowledge Requires New Commitments