Developing the Dispositions of Future Educational
Leaders: A Focus on Social Justice
James W. Koschoreck and James G. Allen
Northern Kentucky University
Robert E. Harper
University of Cincinnati
The effects of a social justice curriculum on the development of positive dispositions of future educational leaders were examined. Students enrolled in an online, advanced level Foundations of Educational Leadership course for pre-service principals completed a Likert-style survey both at the beginning and at the end of the course. This survey was based on the 43 preparation standards of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). Results indicated that at the end of the course scores on the survey were significantly higher than at the beginning. This study provides evidence, therefore, of a significant impact of a social justice curriculum on the development of positive dispositions.