This chapter discusses the social justice implications of moral instructional practice, according to bell hooks. Also identified are the practical uses of educational leadership in classroom instruction utilizing transgression of the status quo. It is incumbent for educational practitioners to maintain healthy and ethical relationships with their students. As a result, an educator’s moral practice is analyzed through the various ethical theories of the common good, social justice, liberation practice, essentialism, feminism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. From a deontological perspective and as a result of liberation practice, relativism and moral instruction is the way forward to ensure the greater good. Notwithstanding, the field of education must transform to embrace heightened awareness and respect for individuality, equity, and justice. This chapter will utilize the example of Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune to demonstrate practical applications for transformative leadership in higher education.
Black Female Leaders in Academia: Eliminating the Glass Ceiling With Efficacy, Exuberance, and Excellence
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El-Amin, A. (2022). Know Thyself: The Power of Transgression to Break Barriers. In J. Butcher (Eds.), Black Female Leaders in Academia: Eliminating the Glass Ceiling With Efficacy, Exuberance, and Excellence (pp. 35-57). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-9774-3.ch003