Oppressors or emancipators: Critical dispositions for preparing inclusive school leaders

George Theoharis, Julie N. Causton-Theoharis

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Leadership from school administrators is essential in creating inclusive schools. The purpose of this article is to outline the dispositions necessary for school leaders in order to develop and maintain inclusive educational services for all students. This work comes from a qualitative study of university-based experts who teach courses in leadership preparation and professional development specifically designed to address how to build and maintain inclusive schools. The article includes a description of these experts in leadership for inclusive schooling, what they see as the required dispositions, and how they foster these. The article concludes with a discussion of the educational importance of this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-246
Number of pages17
JournalEquity and Excellence in Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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