Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership

Niesche, Richard and Keddie, Amanda 2014, Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership, International journal of qualitative studies in education, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 509-526, doi: 10.1080/09518398.2013.771223.

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Title Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership
Author(s) Niesche, Richard
Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda
Journal name International journal of qualitative studies in education
Volume number 27
Issue number 4
Start page 509
End page 526
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0951-8398
Keyword(s) subjectivity
school principals
Summary This paper explores the tensions and complexities for two principals as they work towards equity and improved social and educational outcomes for their Indigenous students. Drawing on Foucault’s fourfold ethical frame and poststructuralist notions of the subject, this paper presents the different ways the white female principals of Indigenous schools are formed as subjects. We illustrate how the multiplicities of their subject formation are influenced by the historicity and contextual factors of the schools and communities. These factors play a significant part in how these principals work as advocates and differently experience and negotiate the tensions around representation of and for Indigenous schools and communities. In realising equity goals for Indigenous students, the paper draws on Foucault’s work to illustrate the imperative of school leaders’ cognisance of, and capacity to work with, these factors.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09518398.2013.771223
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Field of Research 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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