Friday, November 18
8:00 to 9:10 am
- 110. Restorative Practices and Youth Activism Paper Session. Location: Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Richard A:
- Re-Visioning School Discipline: Restorative Justice and the Unlabeled Labor of Black Administrators.
Hilary Lustick, Texas State University
- School discipline is a growing concern within the larger conversation of racial equity in education. Restorative practices are generally lauded as a positive alternative to suspension, and it is presumed that they can assuage racially disproportionate outcomes. Yet they have been documented to replicate the same racial inequalities as suspension. Using school-level data from a yearlong multicase ethnography, the current study examines the underlying mechanisms by which restorative practice can replicate inequality.
11:00 am to 12:10 pm
- 113. Complex Contexts for Leadership Ignite Session. Location: Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Brule A
- Educational Leadership Through Pedagogies of Social Transformation: Innovations From Urban Life in Latin America.
Michael P. O’Malley, Tanya Alyson Long, Diana Barrera, Susan M. Croteau, Jeffry King, Brett Lee (Texas State University)
- This Ignite presentation reports on a research project exploring pedagogies of social transformation across schools and community organizations in the complex urban environment of Santiago de Chile. It offers insight into distributed forms of educational leadership within and beyond schools that elicit imagination and practices oriented toward social transformation. Possibilities are presented for partnerships among justice workers in urban communities. The presentation format highlights evocative representations of findings through concurrent visual, narrative, and vocal/ musical expressions.
- 120. Emerging Trends in Educational Leadership Scholarship—A Montage Paper Session. Location: Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet B
- Practivist Scholars Bridging the Theory and Practice Divide.
A. Minor Baker, Isaac Abram Torres, Richard Pelton, Jason Swisher, Sarah Nelson Baray (Texas State University)
- Educational leaders seeking doctoral degrees are often divided into two camps, practitioner and scholar. This study provides a reaction to traditional educator leadership programs, which often assume an EdD is a practitioner degree and a PhD is a theoretical degree, by investigating the ways doctoral programs can effectively bridge the gap between student as scholar and student as practitioner in the development of scholar-practitioners through dialogue, support, and collaboration.
12:20 to 1:30 pm
- 134. Culturally Relevant Leadership and Discipline Practices Paper Session. Location: Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet B
- Culturally Responsive School Discipline: Lessons From the Field.
Hilary Lustick, Texas State University
- Scholars of school climate generally concur that school discipline practices can negatively or positively impact the climate of the school. However, school discipline reformers at the federal and district levels are currently preoccupied with reducing suspension rates in schools. Drawing on ethnographic data from three different public schools in New York, this paper evidences that successful restorative practice implementation requires heavy work on relationship and community building. The paper concludes with school and district level recommendations.
3:00 to 4:10 pm
- 154. Living for Community: Cultivating Leadership for School and Community Change Symposium Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Richard B
- Participants: Miguel Angel Guajardo, Samuel Garcia, Eulogia V. Martinez,, Monica Valadez (Texas State University), Sara Torres, San Marcos CISD
- Facilitator: Samuel Garcia, Texas State University
4:10 - 5:20 pm
- Session 159. Film Festival I --- Floor 4 - Columbus --- UCEA FILM FESTIVAL
- Sit back and enjoy these 5-minute films.
- P.O.S.T. Chile (Texas State University) Friday
4:20 to 5:30 pm
- 162. College Readiness and Student Access Paper Session. Location: Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet A
- College-Going Culture Messaging: Considerations for 21st Century Schools and Their Leaders.
Melissa Ann Martinez, Katherine Lewis, Isaac Abram Torres (Texas State University)
- Through a symbolic framework, this case study critically examined the messaging associated with the college-going culture at three racially and economically diverse Texas high schools. The research questions included (a) what types of college-going culture messages are conveyed at the schools, and how; and (b) how do students, school staff, and leaders perceive such messaging and its impact? Findings revealed both explicit and implicit visual and verbal college-going messaging that were interpreted differently by multiple stakeholders.
- Implications of College Readiness Policies on Students, Teachers, and School Leaders.
Melissa Ann Martinez, Jocabed G. Marquez, Yvette Cantu, Patricia Rocha (Texas State University)
- A focus on improving college readiness nationwide has resulted in increased state college readiness policies. Yet limited research examines how schools are implementing and being impacted by such policies. Drawing on a critical sociocultural framework, this study examined how state and local college-readiness policies are impacting students, teachers, and school leaders at three Texas high schools. Findings shed light on how college-readiness policies are being appropriated and impacting stakeholders in different ways.
5:40 to 6:50 pm
- 176. Revitalizing Communities and Schools: Stories of Uniting the Power of Place and Wisdom of People Innovative Session / Mini-Workshop Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet A
- Facilitator: Miguel Angel Guajardo, Texas State University
8:30 to 9:30 pm
- 184. Film Festival Sip and Screen UCEA Film Festival Renaissance Center: Floor 4 - Columbus
- P.O.S.T. Chile (Texas State University)