Leading in the Context of Immigration: Cultivating Collective Responsibility for Recently Arrived Immigrant Students

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Abstract

Although school based discourses often frame immigrant students as in need of intervention, leaders can challenge this exclusionary logic, encouraging educators to help students develop linguistic and academic skills while affirming students' rich transnational experiences. This article provides ethnographic images from schools that are effectively serving recently arrived immigrant youth to consider the dimensions of leadership that engender collective responsibility for immigrant youth. In doing so, it considers how school leaders influence how immigrant students are positioned within the sociocultural practices of schools, as well as structures and practices that empower teachers to develop rigorous and responsive curriculum and to support students varied needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalTheory into Practice
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2018

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