Looking at education globally and identifying the role school leaders play in providing access to education, this research conceptualizes education utilizing a framework for school leadership that takes into account comparative and cultural understandings to teaching and learning. This stand-alone case study investigates the work of two women from North America who founded the first and only secondary school on Blue Cove Caye in Belize, Central America and their role as school leaders for social justice in providing equitable access to secondary education. Through the development of an innovative informal curriculum, these school leaders provide students with ‘windows of opportunities’ designed to close the opportunity gap and prepare students to contribute to the island’s eco-tourist economy.
|Advisor:||Jacobson, Stephen L.|
|Commitee:||Ramming, Thomas, Waight, Noemi|
|School:||State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Department:||Educational Leadership and Policy|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Developing nations, High-need school, School leadership, Social justice leader, Social justice school leadership|
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