Questions and Answers on Leadership

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1. What insights have I gained about my role as an educational leader from these chapters?
One of biggest things I gained from reading the chapters is that diversity has been and continues to be an issue in the public school setting. What can I do as a leader to enhance diversity in my school and what can I do to make the climate more multicultural? Those are questions that must be addressed and answered. As Koppelman (2014) states, “The challenge confronting us today is how to become multicultural individuals. In the teaching profession, that question will be answered by white-middle class individuals- primarily women” (p. 337). He is right. If the issue of multiculturalism is being addressed in schools by white middle class individuals, then they must take a stand in enacting and implementing a climate that promotes the goodness in all individuals and embraces the various cultures and beliefs that make up our students body. We also can’t look at it as something that is just race. We must teach the importance of understanding religion, people with disabilities, socioeconomic status, gender and sexual orientation.
2. What does it mean for my leadership to be called multicultural?
Koppelman (2014) defines being multicultural as “any society composted of a number of subordinate groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, language, nationality, income, gender, sexual orientation, and degree of physical, mental or emotional ability” (p.337). As a leader, it means

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