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We believe that a doctoral program in educational leadership that starts with questions of culture is far better equipped to help its graduates work for more socially just educational institutions and spaces. Grounding our efforts in cultural theories helps to explain the differentials of wealth and status that strongly shape educational outcomes in our society. Moreover, it enables educational leaders to more easily frame questions of democratic purpose and moral value within the educational contexts in which they are working. The seven principles orienting our department’s work root the Educational Leadership doctoral program curriculum within a substantive ethical vision of schooling appropriate for a diverse democratic society.

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