The Transformative Power of Social Justice and Leadership: Self, School, and Community

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556435
Title:
The Transformative Power of Social Justice and Leadership: Self, School, and Community
Author:
Dugan, Thad Michael
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Operating from Burrell and Morgan's (1979) Radical Humanist Paradigm and using Foster's (1986) conception of moral, transformative leadership as a theoretical framework, this dissertation presents three empirical studies that demonstrate the potential for social justice efforts and leadership. Guided by a critical grounded theory approach, the first study represents transformation of self in its analysis of critical consciousness development and praxis in White, privileged individuals. The second study provides an example of school transformation and presents a re-conceptualization of transformational leadership and professional learning communities as a guide for inclusive practices. The final study demonstrates the mutually beneficial components of community/school transformation and responds to critiques of social justice recently presented by the author (2014) and Capper and Young (2014) that social justice efforts in schools have not included transformation of community and the greater society. Furthermore, the article demonstrates the use of motivational theory (Maslow, 1943), originally aimed in educational leadership to increase efficiency, as a guiding principle for social justice and community transformation.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Moral transformative leadership; Social Justice; Educational Leadership
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Educational Leadership
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ylimaki, Rose
Committee Chair:
Ylimaki, Rose

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Transformative Power of Social Justice and Leadership: Self, School, and Communityen_US
dc.creatorDugan, Thad Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorDugan, Thad Michaelen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractOperating from Burrell and Morgan's (1979) Radical Humanist Paradigm and using Foster's (1986) conception of moral, transformative leadership as a theoretical framework, this dissertation presents three empirical studies that demonstrate the potential for social justice efforts and leadership. Guided by a critical grounded theory approach, the first study represents transformation of self in its analysis of critical consciousness development and praxis in White, privileged individuals. The second study provides an example of school transformation and presents a re-conceptualization of transformational leadership and professional learning communities as a guide for inclusive practices. The final study demonstrates the mutually beneficial components of community/school transformation and responds to critiques of social justice recently presented by the author (2014) and Capper and Young (2014) that social justice efforts in schools have not included transformation of community and the greater society. Furthermore, the article demonstrates the use of motivational theory (Maslow, 1943), originally aimed in educational leadership to increase efficiency, as a guiding principle for social justice and community transformation.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectMoral transformative leadershipen
dc.subjectSocial Justiceen
dc.subjectEducational Leadershipen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorYlimaki, Roseen
dc.contributor.chairYlimaki, Roseen
dc.contributor.committeememberYlimaki, Roseen
dc.contributor.committeememberCabrera, Nolanen
dc.contributor.committeememberBennett, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.committeememberBrunderman, Lynnetteen
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