Women and School Leadership : International Perspectives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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This international collection of work by leading feminist scholars in educational administration from five Western liberal democratic countries presents "state-of-the-art" research on women in school leadership positions. The contributors focus on the need for critical reflections, which reveal hidden aspects of leadership phenomena, and advocate diverse forms of positive action to improve the condition for women in school settings. As such, this collection challenges the reader to consider the partiality of all perspectives on leadership, as well as future directions for research and practice. It also brings together views of schools and school systems at the macro level, with discussions and case studies focused on the micro levels of school life. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Cecilia Reynolds is Associate Dean of the Academic Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction New Questions About Women and School Leadership 1(8)
Cecilia Reynolds
Part I Defining Shifting Contexts: Enterpreneurship, Changing Leadership Scripts, and the New Managerialism 9(62)
Reinterpreting Entrepreneurship in Education: A Gender Perspective
Valerie Hall
Changing Gender Scripts and Moral Dilemmas for Women and Men in Education, 1940--1970
Cecilia Reynolds
Troubling Women: The Upsides and Downsides of Leadership and the New Managerialism
Jill Blackmore
Part II Exploring Behind the Statistics: Women'S Experiences at the Edge of Change 71(56)
The ``Alberta Advantage'': ``DeKleining'' Career Prospects for Women Educators
Beth Young
Women Administrators and the Point of Exit: Collision Between the Person and the Institution
Patricia Schmuck
Sandra Hollingsworth
Robyn Lock
Feminist Educational Leadership: Not for the Fainthearted
Jane Strachan
Part III Questioning The Future: Feminism, Leadership, and Crossing Borders 127(30)
Is There a Future for Feminism in the Contemporary University?
Jane Kenway
Dianna Langmead
Concluding Thoughts About Entrepreneurship and Crossing Borders
Deborah Mindorff
Cecilia Reynolds
About the Contributors 157(4)
Further Reading 161(2)
Index 163

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