AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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Other TitlesDismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy
AbstractThis chapter explores the goals of the Equality Act and educational leadership as dictated by government policy in relation to school leaders, and as part of this, considers the role of higher education institutions in promoting race equality in educational leadership in higher education. The chapter questions whether such a state is desirable and achievable in twenty-first century Britain particularly at a time when greater emphasis is given by universities to student (rather than staff) experience and NSS scores/league tables which promote student experience, and conducting race equality impact assessments are no longer a compulsory requirement. In examining the relevance of social justice in educational leadership, the chapter is less concerned with leadership styles or roles and focuses instead on White constructions/perceptions of who can occupy leadership positions. As such, the chapter explores the implications for universities in facilitating diverse but equitable leadership in higher education from a social justice perspective.
CitationMaylor U (2018) 'Leadership for race and social justice in higher education', in Arday J, Mirza HS (ed(s).). Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy, Springer International Publishing pp.349-364.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing