Latina/o School Administrators and the Intersectionality of Professional Identity and Race

Elizabeth Murakami, Frank Hernandez, Fernando Valle, Irma Almager

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Abstract

This study examines the intersectionality between professional identities and race/ethnicity among Latina/o school leaders. Stemming from a larger study at the National Latina/o Leadership Project, we examine the contributions of Latina/o school administrators in the state of Texas in relation to their leadership in K-12 schools. Two hundred twenty-six respondents inform this study. Descriptive and content analyses of data revealed that the intersectionality of race and class as influencing the work of school administrators and described how, among major influences, their own schooling experiences had an impact in the development of their professional identities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Latino/a sociology
  • education
  • education theory and practice
  • educational administration
  • educational research
  • leadership and policy
  • race/gender
  • social sciences
  • sociology
  • sociology of race and ethnicity

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