Leadership for Social Justice: Intercultural Studies in Mexico, United States of America, and Spain

  • Celina Torres-ArcadiaEmail author
  • Elizabeth T. Murakami
  • Cristina Moral
Part of the Intercultural Studies in Education book series (ISE)


As countries aim to improve the quality of education through comparative results such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the principal’s role becomes instrumental in enacting leadership decisions, especially in schools serving populations in high-need contexts. The school’s influence and impact is known to extend not only to the experiences of students but also to improving the lives of students despite challenging factors relating to family and/or social environment. This is particularly important since, according to PISA results, it is estimated that 35–50% of the total variance in academic performance can be related to family and social environment (INEE 2007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Celina Torres-Arcadia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elizabeth T. Murakami
    • 2
  • Cristina Moral
    • 3
  1. 1.Leadership and Management DepartmentTecnologico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Didactic and School Organization, Faculty of EducationUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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