International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Signature Pedagogy: Using Equity Audits to Identify Complex Problems of Practice
Dusty L. Palmer, Ed.D.

This study aimed to understand the impact of a signature pedagogy used in a doctoral educational leadership program. In this study, an equity audit was used as a tool for doctoral students to identify areas associated with equality, ethics, or social justice. The researcher examined 39 doctoral students' equity audits through a content analysis lens to identify common themes. The inquiry leads doctoral students to identify inequitable areas in their school district and create action steps to address them. Furthermore, using the equity audit to examine school districts has started the process for doctoral students to identify a complex problem of practice in the field.

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