Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership

Niesche, Richard and Keddie, Amanda (2013) Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27 4: 509-526. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.771223

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Author Niesche, Richard
Keddie, Amanda
Title Issues of Indigenous representation: white advocacy and the complexities of ethical leadership
Journal name International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-8398
1366-5898
Publication date 2013-03-26
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09518398.2013.771223
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 509
End page 526
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract This paper explores the tensions and complexities for two principals as they work towards equity and improved social and educational outcomes for their Indigenous students. Drawing on Foucault’s fourfold ethical frame and poststructuralist notions of the subject, this paper presents the different ways the white female principals of Indigenous schools are formed as subjects. We illustrate how the multiplicities of their subject formation are influenced by the historicity and contextual factors of the schools and communities. These factors play a significant part in how these principals work as advocates and differently experience and negotiate the tensions around representation of and for Indigenous schools and communities. In realising equity goals for Indigenous students, the paper draws on Foucault’s work to illustrate the imperative of school leaders’ cognisance of, and capacity to work with, these factors.
Keyword Subjectivity
Indigenous
School principals
Leadership
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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