Disrupting Disproportionality: An Examination of Culturally Relevant Leadership Approaches to School Discipline in Urban Education

Indhira Ileana Mota
2021
This qualitative research study was conducted to ascertain how urban school leaders conceptualized school discipline policies in ways that supported the education of students of color as well as how their values and beliefs informed the implementation of school discipline policies in ways that supported the education of students of color. Urban school leadership participants' experience was primarily in the nation's largest school district, New York City. Two research questions guided the
more » ... ork of this study: (a) How do urban school leaders conceptualize school discipline policies in ways that change the way students of color are disciplined? and (b) How do the values and beliefs of urban school leaders inform their implementation of school discipline policies in ways that support the education of students of color? Qualitative research methodology was used for this study. Data were collected through individual interviews with participants and expert participants. The findings and data analysis constructed a road map for culturally relevant school leaders to conceptualize and implement school discipline policies to support students of color in schools and change the way they were disciplined.
doi:10.7916/d8-c9s6-0h44 fatcat:nv3j7ty4l5caldlghauh24ic5i