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Title:The impact of Black women leaders during a consent decree
Author(s):Jackson, Mykah Renee Lee
Director of Research:Welton, Anjalé
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Welton, Anjalé
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Trent, William; Dixson, Adrienne; Span, Christopher; Sloat, Linda
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:The purpose for this dissertation study is to highlight the scholarship and contributions of Black women leadership, by exploring the lived experiences of Black women in leadership positions in K-12 public schools and the community during a consent decree. Literature either overlooks Black women or categorizes them with all women. The narrative of Black women in educational research mirrors that of the aforementioned. To understand the contributions of Black women leaders to schools and communities, researchers must allow them opportunities to share their lived experiences. Counter-stories confront the discussion and viewpoints of the dominant group as they are based on real lived experiences. By hearing the counter-stories of the Black women leaders in this study, the multi-oppressions they experienced become apparent. The intersectionalities experienced by the participants in this study manifest how they defined (Self-Definition) and valued (Self-Valuation) themselves. This is an exploratory qualitative study drawn from a critical race theory approach to utilize counterstorytelling as a means to capture the participants’ perspectives during their time of leadership. The interviews and documents reviews, bring to light how a consent decree focused on equity and achievement for Black students, supports the Black women leaders in establishing and upholding their identity as leaders.
Issue Date:2018-04-19
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Mykah Jackson
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-04
Date Deposited:2018-05

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