Systemic Inequities: A Poverty Responsive School Leadership Framework to Address the Opportunity Gap

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The purpose of this study was to construct a school leadership framework well poised to meet the needs of students and families experiencing poverty. Structural ideology and culturally responsive school leadership were synthesized and reimagined to construct a Poverty Responsive School Leadership Framework that combats the inequities that undermine educational engagement for our most marginalized students. To guide principals in effectively serving students and families experiencing poverty, specific leadership actions and strategies were identified in four interconnected domains: Intentional Self-Reflection & Critical Self-Awareness, Partner with Families Experiencing Poverty, Develop Structural Ideology in Staff, and Create an Equitable School Environment.


Education; Ed.D. in K-12 Administration

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Hawaii International Conference on Education Proceedings

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