Title

Leadership as Informed Resistance: Closing Gaps by Opening Discourse

First Presenter's Institution

Georgia Southern University

Second Presenter's Institution

Richmond County School Sytem

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

This presentation relates to the Academic Achievement and School Leadership strand by unveiling the ways that leaders can use the role of leader as a form of resistance against forces that lead to the achievement gap, structures of institutional racism, bias and marginalization of urban youth. Attention is given to ways leaders can increase student achievement through courageous leadership, ongoing discourse, and innovation in schools.

Brief Program Description

Leadership as Informed Resistance guides attendees through the ways that leaders exert pressure against the institutional structures that marginalize students in public schools. Informed resistance takes the form of program development, scholarship, and ongoing dialogue about issues of social justice in urban schools.

Summary

Leadership as Informed Resistance guides attendees through the ways that leaders exert pressure against the institutional structures that marginalize students in public schools. Informed resistance takes the form of program development, scholarship, and ongoing dialogue about issues of social justice in urban schools. Leaders are presented with multiple opportunities to confront structures that marginalize students from both a district level and the school level. Ongoing discussions about the implications and the imperative of culturally responsive teaching and equitable discipline practices are critical for leaders engaged in informed resistance. Participants will be provided with a framework for leadership as informed resistance and practices that deconstruct existing obstacles to social justice.

Evidence

Evidence that demonstrates the field-tested effectiveness includes a 70% reduction in discipline referrals for an urban elementary school and an increase in student achievement in a large school district as a result of leadership as informed resistance against marginalizing structures.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Andre Benito Mountain is a school administrator in Tacoma Public Schools. He was previously the Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator for the Richmond County School System. He is a doctoral student in the Georgia Southern University Curriculum Studies program.

Charles Garrett is a Curriculum Facilitator for the Richmond County School System.

Keyword Descriptors

Leadership, Resistance, Culturally-responsive, Race, Access, Urban

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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Leadership as Informed Resistance: Closing Gaps by Opening Discourse

Harborside East & West

Leadership as Informed Resistance guides attendees through the ways that leaders exert pressure against the institutional structures that marginalize students in public schools. Informed resistance takes the form of program development, scholarship, and ongoing dialogue about issues of social justice in urban schools.