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    Black Dean

    Race, Reconciliation, and the Emotions of Deanship

    Jonathan David Jansen
    In this article, Jonathan Jansen describes his experiences as a Black dean in the formerly all-White University of Pretoria in South Africa. The article shows how race, gender, history, and institutional culture constitute emotional terrain in which decanal leadership plays itself out in the volatile postapartheid era. In the context of South Africa’s negotiated transition to majority rule, Black leadership in this still dominant White institution means balancing tensions of affirmation and inclusion, retention and restitution, caring and correction, accommodation and assertion, and racial reconciliation and social justice. In telling his story, Jansen takes on, among other concerns, the ethnocentric character of Western research on leadership, the paucity of critical literature on the deanship, and the general lack of studies on educational leadership in postconflict societies.

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    Fall 2005 Issue


    Thinking Collaboratively about the Peer-Review Process for Journal-Article Publication
    Kevin K. Kumashiro, with additional contributions by William F. Pinar, Elizabeth Graue, Carl A. Grant, Maenette K. P. Benham, Ronald H. Heck, James Joseph Scheurich, Allan Luke, and Carmen Luke
    Dropping Out of High School among Mexican-Origin Youths
    Is Early Work Experience a Factor?
    Anane N. Olatunji
    Black Dean
    Race, Reconciliation, and the Emotions of Deanship
    Jonathan David Jansen
    Editor's Review of The Teaching Career, edited by John I. Goodlad and Timothy J. McMannon
    Morgaen L. Donaldson

    Book Notes

    Curriculum Work as a Public Moral Enterprise
    Edited by Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and James T. Sears

    Walking the Road
    By Marilyn Cochran-Smith

    Charter Schools
    Edited by Liane Brouillette

    Surviving Inclusion
    By Kay Johnson Lehmann

    Young Children and Trauma
    Edited by Joy D. Osofsky

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