Equity & Access

An Analysis of Educational Leadership Preparation, Policy & Practice

Edited by:
Denver J. Fowler, California State University, Bakersfield
Julian Vasquez Heilig, University of Kentucky
Sarah M. Jouganatos, California State University, Sacramento
Arvin Johnson, Kennesaw State University

A volume in the series: Leadership for School Improvement. Editor(s): Khalid Arar, Texas State University.

Published 2023

This book is significant in that it offers an in-depth historical analysis of educational leadership and educational policy in the United States and around the globe. The book focuses on how leadership preparation and practices as well as policy and procedures have affected and continues to effect all stakeholders including school leaders, teachers, and students. The aim of the book is to examine both the positive and negative implications (nationally and internationally) of: (1) trends in educational leadership preparation; (2) trends in educational leadership practices; (3) educational policy; and (4) the procedures and the intended/unintended consequences associated with such policies.


"Equity & Access: An analysis of Educational Leadership Preparation, Policy, & Practice provides an excellent lens into some of the field's most relevant and timely topics. This book provides practical resources on multiple levels. Specifically, it can help educators incorporate various concepts into practice. Additionally, readers will strengthen their knowledge base in leadership preparation. This book is a must-read and should be adopted in Educational Leadership programs across the country." — David Buckman, Augusta University

"Centering equity and access at the heart of the educational leadership conversation makes this book volume a standout in the array of educational leadership texts. In a single-source, each author challenges learners to think through their motivations, and the consequences of their actions and decision-making in the real-world, as they also acquire practical skills and concrete knowledge. Never has the time been more appropriate than now, for a focused book like this one – a needed and welcome addition for those invested in the preparation and on-going development of educational leaders." — Stephanie James, Jacksonville University

"Equity & Access serves as a stark reminder that, as practicing school leaders in the 21st Century, everything we do and every decision we make should be done so through the lens of what is equitable for all stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and business owners." — James Wrede, Southern California Principal

"Connecting theories of effective leadership to practical examples is not an easy task. It demands a rigorous interdisciplinary approach, thoughtful theory of change, and must be grounded to the lives of real people. This new edited volume, On Leadership, is alive with lessons! It provides a roadmap where educational equity is not merely the destination, but the journey." — Vajra M. Watson, Sacramento State

Book Introduction, Sonya Hayes. Introduction, Virginia Araceli Feliz. Foreword, Cheryl E. Matias. Reimaging Principal Preparation for Change Based Leadership: A Framework for Achievement and Equity, Corey Gray, Karen Marchioli, and Casandra Wright. Using Cycles of Inquiry to Drive Equity-Oriented Curricular Improvement within One Leadership Preparation Program, Meagan Richard and Shelby Cosner. Learning That Sticks: Equity-Focused Approaches to Practice-Based Leadership Preparation, Sarah M. Jouganatos, Wesley Henry, and Ann E. Blankenship-Knox. Infusing Culturally Responsiveness & Social Emotional Skills in the Preparation of Transformative Educational Leaders, Kathleen B. King, Mary Beth Ressler, and Alexandra Escobar. School Leadership Preparation and Development in an Era of Privatization: England and the United States, Valerie A. Storey. Toward More Equitable Educational Outcomes: P–16 Leadership Preparation, Liliana Rentería Mendoza and Ed Cunliff. Everything to Everyone: Educational Leadership in Unprecedented Times, Carol Mutch, Jennifer Tatebe, and Sophie Peung. Personal Experiences Fuel Principal Preparation Course Redesign, Tiffany Wright, Ann Marie Licata, and Kelsey Munster. Educational Leadership and Preparation in the “Risk Society”, Shannon Calderone. Educational Technology: Opportunity to Provide Equitable Learning Environments, Jennifer Lynne Lawlor. Developing a Rural School Leadership Professional Learning Model, Sonya Hayes. Extraordinary Leadership in the Immigrant City, Kathryn A. Welby. Integrating Past, Present, and Future Practices for the Authentic Adoption of Transformative Leadership in the 21st Century, Linsay DeMartino. Safety Through Equity: Rethinking School Safety Practices, Ann Marie Cotman. Prioritizing Access through Leadership: Directorial Decision-Making in Postsecondary Disability Service Offices, Sarah Young. Leading to Face Inevitable Challenges in the Future, Peter Madonia and Andrew Smith. Seven Habits of Ineffective K–12 Principals Regarding Technology and How to Improve Them, Mary Irene Dereshiwsky and Michael Schwanenberger. Pursuing Equity Through Effective Teacher Hiring Practices, Laurie A. Kimbrel. Creating Educational Equity Through Cultural Responsiveness, Jeffery Lamont Wilson and Emiola Oyefuga. Leading EdD Programs in the 21st Century and Beyond: Learnings, Reflection, and Possibilities (Part 1 of 2), Valerie A. Storey and Denver J. Fowler. Leading EdD Programs in the 21st Century and Beyond: Learnings, Reflection, and Possibilities (Part 2 of 2), Denver J. Fowler and Valerie A. Storey. Signature Thinking for Leadership: Leading Schools in Learning, Kevin S. Krahenbuhl and John Lando Carter. Contributor Author Biographies.