School Consolidation and the Politics of School Closure Across Communities
school consolidation, school closure, choice, community engagement, values, ethics (justice), culturally competent leadership
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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.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v. 16, issue 3, p. 31-46
Scholar Commons Citation
Karanxha, Zorka; Agosto, Vonzell; Black, Bill; and Effiom, Claudius B., "School Consolidation and the Politics of School Closure Across Communities" (2013). Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications. 11.