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Leaders Changing How They Act by Changing How They Think: Applying Principles of an Anti-Racist Principal Preparation Program

by Mark A. Gooden, Bradley W. Davis, Daniel D. Spikes, Dottie L. Hall & Linda Lee
Systemic racism and the impending inequities in schooling persist, making it apparent the concept of race still matters when it comes to educational leadership. In response, this article examines linkages between principal preparation programs, the orientations of the aspiring leaders enrolled within them, and the potential for program graduates to facilitate institutional change for racial equity.
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Culturally Competent and Racially Conscious Professional Development for School Leaders: A Review of the Literature

by Daniel D. Spikes
The author reviews and synthesizes the relevant literature on professional development, cultural competency, and transformative learning to highlight critical components of culturally competent professional development.
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Book Reviews

Identity, Culture and Belonging: Educating Young Children for a Changing World

by Tony Eaude
reviewed by Dennis L. Rudnick


Runaway College Costs: How College Governing Boards Fail to Protect Their Students

by James V. Koch & Richard J. Cebula
reviewed by Kerry Brian Brian Melear & Seth Dickinson


A Collective Pursuit: Teachers' Unions and Education Reform

by Lesley Lavery
reviewed by Jeremy T. Murphy


Global Perspectives on Issues and Solutions in Urban Education

by Petra A. Robinson, Ayana Allen-Handy, Amber Bryant, & Chance W. Lewis
reviewed by Charles Ogundimu


On Thursday, February 25th, 2021, Teachers College Record hosted an important behind-the-scenes virtual talk about navigating the publication process. Members of the TCR Editorial team joined as panelists and answered questions from graduate students and emerging scholars. This is part two of our two-part All Access: Unwritten Rules of Academic Publishing series. Watch and discuss this episode on Vialogues.

Publishing in TCR
To submit work to the Teachers College Record, please use our online submission system. To access the system, use the link "Submit My Work," found in the Member Center. The submission system will explain our publishing guidelines, and will allow you to upload your manuscript. Please consult the following Editorials for additional information.

Envisioning the Future of TCR

by Michelle G. Knight-Manuel
Leveraging the strengths of the journal, welcoming more inclusivity, and enhancing their digital presence animates new directions for engaging the broader national and international educational community in service of the public good.
Explicit Exclusion or Effective Exclusion? Defining a Conceptual Lens for Inquiry Into Student Marginalization Across National Boundaries
by Brianna L. Kennedy
This is a commentary introducing the concept of effective exclusion as a helpful tool for comparing the marginalization of students from nondominant backgrounds across national contexts.
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