International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(3) 49-69

The New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) and the Work of Reclaiming a Progressive Alternative in Educational Administration from PreK-20

Steven Jay Gross, & Joan Poliner Shapiro

pp. 49 - 69   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.005

Published online: October 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 3  |  Number of Download: 26


Abstract

Facing repressive accountability regimes and high-stakes testing in the US and beyond, university and practitioner educators around the world decided to take action. Inspired by the democratic administration movement of the 1930‘s and 1940‘s and current scholarship in ethics, we started a movement called the New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership). Our mission is to create an action-oriented partnership, dedicated to inquiry into the nature and practice of democratic, ethical educational leadership through sustained processes of open dialogue, right to voice, community inclusion, and responsible participation toward the common good. New DEEL leaders include faculty, students, staff, parents, administrators and community members. Since our inception in 2004, we have grown to include colleagues from over thirty universities as well as numerous school districts in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Jamaica. Results from our work include scholarship, new graduate programs, 6 successful international conferences, and support for emerging Progressive leaders in the K-12 system and in higher education. Our article will illustrate the difference our international movement is making in the lives of students, families, practitioners, and university faculty as we strive to reclaim a Progressive alternative in our field of educational administration. We are presenting a descriptive account of our recent history along with an agenda for future development. We think our example will be useful in an era when Progressive Education is under direct attack in most of the world‘s developed economies.

Keywords: Democracy, Ethics, Social Responsibility, Social Justice


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gross, S.J. & Shapiro, J.P. (2013). The New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) and the Work of Reclaiming a Progressive Alternative in Educational Administration from PreK-20 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), 49-69.

Harvard
Gross, S. and Shapiro, J. (2013). The New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) and the Work of Reclaiming a Progressive Alternative in Educational Administration from PreK-20 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), pp. 49-69.

Chicago 16th edition
Gross, Steven Jay and Joan Poliner Shapiro (2013). "The New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership) and the Work of Reclaiming a Progressive Alternative in Educational Administration from PreK-20 ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (3):49-69.

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