Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Black Female Leaders in Education, Role, Reflections, and Experiences

  • Judith Bruce-GoldingEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_376-1



The experiences of black female leaders in education are unique, encompassing the lived experience of being black and being a woman while forging forward to make a social difference. It is therefore essential to reflect upon the historical systems and structures of racism that are embedded within the Western education system to understand the positionality of the black female leader in education. These structures draw on negative societal stereotypes and representations that seem to be fixed. The current political climate appears to exacerbate this by the continued reinforcement of whiteness and white supremacy which have become the lens that the world sees through. Small steps forward are ongoing with leadership development programs being designed to support aspiring BME leaders. However, revolutionary changes are needed to challenge the negative narratives of black...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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