ERIC Number: ED396368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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Mexican American Female Principals--In Pursuit of Democratic Praxis and a Legacy of Caring.
Carr, Carolyn S.
This paper presents findings of a study that explored Mexican-American female principals' perceptions of leadership, power, and caring. Interviews were conducted with six principals of public schools in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. The principals described the personal and social challenges of being Mexican-American and female, and those of living and working as professional educators in a bicultural, male-dominated community. They discussed acculturation issues, their views on leadership and power, the ethic of caring, and the preparation of relational leaders. The principals' leadership styles utilized collaboration, teamwork, shared decision making, and tolerance for diversity. Increased emphasis is needed in recruitment of minorities and in the development of teachers and administrators with increased multicultural sensitivity, skills, and appreciation. The curriculum must include a variety of cultural and gender-related perspectives. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Salt Lake City, UT, October 28-30, 1995).