Centering love, hope, and trust in the community: Transformative urban leadership informed by Paulo Freire

Peter M. Miller, Tanya Brown, Rodney Hopson

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Abstract

In this article, we suggest that communities must explore alternative leadership ideologies, actors, and venues to make meaningful academic and social improvements in our cities. We examine how themes from Paulo Freire's critical ideology can help expand our conceptualizations of educational leadership and facilitate pragmatic responses to complex urban dilemmas. To illustrate our claims, we provide two case examples of urban educational leadership that is guided by Freirean dialogical tenets of love, faith, humility, hope, critical thinking, and solidarity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1078-1099
Number of pages22
JournalUrban Education
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cultural responsiveness
  • leadership
  • urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies

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