Title

School Consolidation and the Politics of School Closure Across Communities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Keywords

school consolidation, school closure, choice, community engagement, values, ethics (justice), culturally competent leadership

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1555458913498477

Abstract

This case involves dilemmas for educational leaders who may face the process of school consolidation brought on by decreased funding and demands for accountability. We highlight the challenges and opportunities to collaborate within and across diverse communities and schools with varying expressions of cultural, political, ethical, and organizational power and interests. The teaching notes coincide with aspects of the case that involve principal responsibilities, equity concerns, and negotiations amid the demands of multiple constituencies. Theoretical frameworks highlighting asset-based approaches, leadership for social justice, and micropolitics are emphasized.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v. 16, issue 3, p. 31-46

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