12 Justice - Bookshelf
In "Uniform Justice," a young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Veniceas elite military academy.
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For more than a decade Donna Leon has been a bestseller in Europe with a series of mysteries featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to solve a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, and intrigue. In "Uniform Justice," a young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Veniceas elite military academy. Brunettias sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his own son, is rivaled only by his contempt for a community that is more concerned with protecting the reputation of the school, and its privileged students, than with finding the truth. The young manas father is a doctor and former politician. He is a man of an impeccable integrity who inexplicably avoids talking to the police. As Brunetti pursues his inquiry, he is faced with a wall of silence. Is the military protecting its own? Or has Brunetti uncovered a conspiracy far more sinister than that of a single death?
Surviving and Thriving as a Social Justice Leader in K-12 Education at the "church" of Franklin School, An Autoethnography
These stories give breadth and depth to our understanding of the personal nature of social justice leadership. Researching, reflecting, and writing has provided me with charged moments of clarity about my work.
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This autoethnography describes the daily life of a school principal leading for social justice. Through my analysis of the last 12 years of practice, I depict the challenges and obstacles I have faced and reflect on the lessons I have learned. I chose three different narratives in order to demonstrate the diversity in the personal demands a principal experiences in social justice leadership. One chapter discusses comprehensive school reform. This chapter provides the most thorough look at the pragmatics of social justice leadership. Another chapter focuses on parent stories that give insight into the wide spectrum of any given community of learners. Finally, a third chapter reflects on one student's struggles. Told in real time, David's story is written as it happened with the hope that the reader can imagine the amount of emotion and time one student required. These stories give breadth and depth to our understanding of the personal nature of social justice leadership. Researching, reflecting, and writing has provided me with charged moments of clarity about my work. Through this process I have discovered my own theories of how to lead for social justice. With the hope of contributing to our knowledge of the experience of social justice leadership, I have aimed to provide a holistic and complex narrative which may inform other leaders in their social justice work.