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Instructional Coaching in Rural White Middle Schools: Collaborative Leadership for Social Justice and Equity

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Using critical race theory and social justice education frameworks, this qualitative study analyzed the role of school leadership and coaching in the development and implementation of social justice and equity practices in a rural middle high school serving mostly white students. Using tenets from case study research, a researcher situated in the school context analyzed coaching moves that influenced implementation of social justice and equity practices. Examining the role of coaching as a form collaborative social justice leadership in a rural white school setting offers insights into factors most salient in contributing to school-based equity changes. These insights can inform strategies for those seeking to improve schools for all learners.