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Webinar: A Proposed Framework for Designing Practitioner EdD Programs Oriented Toward Equity & Social Justice - Part A
Friday, November 06, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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Webinar: A Proposed Framework for Designing Practitioner EdD Programs Oriented Toward
Equity & Social Justice - Part A

Equity & Justice

In this session, we will share our proposed framework for EdD Programs oriented toward equity and social justice. The discussion will begin with the presentation of a program student learning outcome (SLO) that ensures students’ systemic equity capacity in both knowledge and praxis: “Students should possess a deep and critical understanding of the social construction and power relations perpetuating the unfair distribution of access and opportunity by educational organizations and demonstrate leadership competency in the scholarly execution of system-wide, research-supported, equitable and socially just practices that ensure the fair distribution of access and opportunity for all.

We then posit necessary program components for achieving the SLO:

  1. A diverse, knowledgeable, and highly-skilled faculty
  2. A collective vision
  3. Collaboratively designed and delivered curriculum that includes,
  4. Complex, scholarly learning experiences and capstone projects

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About the Presenters

Kofi Lomotey

Kofi Lomotey

Kofi Lomotey is the Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University. He has been a university professor, department chair, provost, president and chancellor. His research interests include urban schools, African American students in higher education, and African American principals. He has published more than 50 books, articles in professional journals and book chapters.

Jess Weiler

Jess Weiler

Jess Weiler is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Educational Leadership Program at Western Carolina University. She served as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Special Education Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Leadership Coach in PK-12 schools for over 15 years before moving into academia. She continues to serve as a Coach for ICS for Equity™ helping build systems-level, organizational equity capacity. Her research is focused upon leadership preparation and competence for equitable and just schools.

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