Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A textual analysis of the historical voices of African American women's transformative leadership
by Stephens, Christiane, Ed.D., University of Redlands, 2010, 138; 3422245
Abstract (Summary)

The transformative leadership of African American women has only rarely been acknowledged or put into practice. The insights they revealed in their historical biographies have helped to lay the foundation for multicultural education. Their voices, which advocated for collective decision making and an end to racial and sexual oppression, have been ignored and subjugated to accommodate the current curriculum-centered, assessment-driven reform, No Child Left Behind. The power of their ideas has been demonstrated through the actions of activists and leaders of civil rights movements from the mid-19th and 20th centuries. These ideas have appeared to be essential to establishing an education system that is steeped in social justice and equity. The actions of the African American moral transformative women leaders have illustrated the transformative power of education and the importance of using education to create a democratic society. This study has highlighted the themes of moral transformative leadership through a textual analysis of selected biographies of African American women leaders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sullivan, Alayne
Commitee: Mirci, Philip, Morgan, Ronald
School: University of Redlands
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 71/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Educational leadership, Education philosophy
Keywords: Adult education, African-American, Civil rights, History, Social justice, Transformative
Publication Number: 3422245
ISBN: 978-1-124-20954-8
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