Racial Autobiographies

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This study primarily focuses on the need for school leaders to adopt greater racial awareness through the use of composing racial autobiographies. Gooden and O’Doherty present this as a pedagogical tool in shifting away from racial unconsciousness and colour blindness. The findings from this study outlines participants own disregard to race prior to composing their racial autobiographies. It also further indicates that self-reflection; and being conscious of how our beliefs and perceptions of others with regards to race can shape decision-making, which is imperative for leaders who seek cultural responsiveness. This does however have its limitations, as it seems to develop awareness more so rather than a direct practical application,
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