This study is a response to calls for more research on diversity in teacher leadership (TL), particularly in urban schools. Critical race theory illuminated the role race and racism can play in determining who gets access to TL positions and how that access is characterized using liberal discourse and ideology. We used a component mixed methods design to explore whether administrators and teachers perceived that teacher leadership positions were open to everyone. Beliefs that TL opportunities are “open to all” allow the field to accept the status quo, making it difficult to see (or do anything about) racial inequities.
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0000-0002-3175-0547 (Beck); 0000-0002-2326-3984 (Hinton); 0000-0002-1138-5079 (Wiens)
Original Publication Citation
Beck, J. S., Hinton, K., Butler, B. M., & Wiens, P. D. Open to All: Administrators’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Issues of Equity and Diversity in Teacher Leadership [Article in Press]. Urban Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420859231202998
Beck, Jori S.; Hinton, KaaVonia; Butler, Brandon M.; and Wiens, Peter D., "Open to All: Administrators’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Issues of Equity and Diversity in Teacher Leadership" (2023). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 231.