Black Educational Leadership: The State of the Art in Ontario Elementary Schools


  • Evra Trought-Pitters Brock University



The current educational system upholds principles and practices that covertly support institutionalized oppression while affirming and legitimizing privilege and entitlement for students, teachers, and administrators who emulate the cultural capital of the dominant Western culture. This systematic literature review, explored ways in which Black leaders have enacted social justice education in Ontario elementary schools from 1970 to 2017. I have searched six academic databases, peer reviewed journals, the media, academic and professional articles and used close reading and textual analysis to critique Social Justice Leadership discourses. Barriers still exist to Black students’ progress. More research is needed for meaningful social change

Author Biography

Evra Trought-Pitters, Brock University

Evra Trought-Pitters completed a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor in Education, and a Master’s in Education at York University She is currently pursuing graduate studies at Brock University where she researches Social Justice Black Educational Leadership in Ontario elementary schools. She has worked with the Toronto District School Board for twenty years as an elementary teacher and is currently teaching Grade 2. 


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