To help American education leaders create more just and equitable schools, an impressive group of scholars present profiles of a wide range of outstanding historical and contemporary leaders from across the globe, including Wangari Mathaai, John Tippeconic III, Fannie Lou Hamer, Saul Alinsky, Antonia Pantoja, Jimmy Carter, and Golda Meir.
Contributors include Fenwick W. English, Margaret Grogan, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Peter McLaren, Sonia Nieto, Izhar Oplatka, Allan Walker, and Michelle D. Young.
“This book introduces many new ways to think about leadership in education.”
—From the Foreword by William Ayers, education activist
“A rare and wonderful book about visionary, incredible, inspirational, exemplary, and diverse leaders.”
—Bill Mulford, emeritus professor, University of Tasmania
“An impressive resource for anyone committed to developing leaders or preparing to take on the mantle of leadership themselves.”
—Sonya Douglass Horsford, Teachers College, Columbia University
“For those of us who have suffered through the staid, unimaginative prose of most educational leadership texts, this book is a godsend!”
—Lisa D. Delpit, Southern University School of Education