Growing for Justice

A Developmental Continuum of Leadership Capacities and Practices

Eleanor Drago-Severson ,

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Growing for Justice: A Developmental Continuum of Leadership Capacities and Practices

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Be the leader you want to see in the world.

Educators committed to social justice enter into the work in markedly different ways. Drawing from research with 50 educational leaders from across the United States, Growing for Justice explores how leaders committed to social justice support the growth of others while also developing their own capacities to engage, connect, and lead for change. This groundbreaking book, informed by adult developmental theory and based on a first-of-its-kind study, helps school leaders assess their own strengths and areas for growth—and then take concrete steps toward improvement. Features include:

  • Exploration of meaning-making systems and how they affect leaders’ understandings of diversity, equity, and social justice
  • A research-based, developmental model of justice-centering educational leadership capacities and practices
  • Leaders’ personal stories of growth and development as advocates
  • Planning activities and reflective exercises to drive decision-making, action, and internal capacity-building

Wherever you are in your social justice journey, wanting to do better is the first step toward actually doing better. With this book’s help, you’ll outline the supports, stretches, and scaffoldings you need to continually grow for justice.

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