In this autoethnography, I am concerned with cultural relevance as an experience of a scholar-practitioner educational leader. I question my own cultural competence as a teacher and school principal. Turning a reflective gaze on my lived experiences as an educator creates a space in which I attempt to make meaning of the phenomenon of culturally relevant practices in the field of education. As an act of pedagogical and personal meaning-making, this autoethnographic work centers on the value of cultural relevance as informed by scholarly practice.


Autoethnography, Culturally Relevant Practices, Educational Leadership, Ethical Sensitivity, Scholar-Practitionership

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Charles Lowery is an assistant professor in the Educational Administration program in Ohio University’s Patton College of Education. His research interest is in the development of scholar-practitioner school leader as a moral democratic agent for social justice, equity, and care. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: loweryc@ohio.edu.

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