Race and Racism in Leadership Development

Authored by: Tony Bush , Kholeka Moloi

International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

Print publication date:  July  2008
Online publication date:  May  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415988476
eBook ISBN: 9780203872239
Adobe ISBN: 9781135277017


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This chapter focuses on the place of race and racism in the preparation, development and practice of educational leaders. We explore conceptions of race and racism and examine the evidence relating to the role and development of Black leaders within education. Wherever possible, we adopt a comparative perspective, drawing on international research and literature on race, racism and leadership. However, the main empirical evidence underpinning the chapter is the authors’ own research on Black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders in England (Bush et al., 2005; Bush, Glover and Sood, 2006; Bush et al., 2007a) and ‘cross-boundary’ leaders in South Africa (Bush and Moloi, 2007).

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