Transformative Critical Leadership in Action: Re-visioning an Equity Agenda to Address the Community College Achievement Gap

  • Lorri J. Santamaría


This conceptual article summarizes the call for transformative critical leadership in education and provides an overview of the equity agenda in response to the identified academic achievement gap in community colleges nationwide. It offers educational leaders in higher education applied and feasible strategies for increasing critical communication with educators, community members, and stakeholders interested in re-visioning core tenants of equity agendas at the community college level. The chapter also suggests the consideration of critical leadership as an emergent type of transformative leadership practice involving the facilitation of crucial conversations to incite change as well as policy implications.