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Educational Leadership for Social Justice

Contact Jeffrey S. Brooks at: for more information about this series.

The purpose of this book series is to promote research on educational leadership for social justice. Specifically, we seek edited volumes, textbooks, and full!length studies focused on research that explores the ways educational leadership preparation and practice can be a means of addressing equity concerns throughout P-20 education. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to the following issues:
  • Race and educational leadership
  • Class and educational leadership
  • Gender and educational leadership
  • Ethics and educational leadership
  • Ethnicity and educational leadership
  • Culture and educational leadership
  • LGBTQ issues and educational leadership
  • Equity and educational leadership
  • Access to educational leadership
  • International and Comparative perspectives on leadership for social justice
  • Research methodologies and educational leadership for social justice
And many, many others...please contact us with your ideas and questions!

Proposal and Manuscript Submission Process

We invite you and your colleagues to submit a book proposal of approximately 5-8 pages. All proposals will undergo editorial team and/or blind peer review. Proposals should include the following sections:
  1. Introduction and overview: Explain the scope of the book project and explain how it is grounded in and extends the extant educational leadership for social justice research base, broadly conceived. Proposals should be aligned with the purpose of the Information Age Publishing Educational Leadership for Social Justice Book Series.
  2. Summary of contents: Provide a proposed table of contents, brief synopsis of each chapter, and an approximate page count for each chapter, including any references and appendices.
  3. Timeline: The timeline should include initial phases of the publication process that will lead to initial submission of chapters. From that point, accepted manuscripts will undergo editorial and blind peer review.
Please note that while we encourage many kinds of proposals, including textbooks, edited volumes, and full length studies, we expect all proposals to be grounded in appropriate inquiry perspectives. We look forward to hearing from you!

Shifting to Fit

The Politics of Black and White Identity in School Leadership
By Carol A. Mullen, Virginia Tech and Kim Robertson

Crises Of Identifying

Negotiating And Mediating Race, Gender, And Disability Within Family And Schools
By Dymaneke D. Mitchell, National Louis University

Educational Leadership

Building Bridges Among Ideas, Schools, And Nations
Edited by Christa Boske, Kent State University

Care & Advocacy

Narratives from a School for Immigrant Youth
By Jo Bennett, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Teaching About Race And Racism To People Who Don't Want To Know
By Tema Okun, National-Louis University

Bridge Leadership

Connecting Educational Leadership and Social Justice to Improve Schools
Edited by Autumn K. Tooms, Kent State University and Christa Boske, Kent State University

Leadership for Social Justice

Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Inquiry and Reflective Practice
Edited by Anthony H. Normore, California State University Dominguez Hills