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ERIC Number: EJ871356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Biography of Joan Wint: A Principal Whose Leadership for Social Justice Transformed a Rural Jamaican High School
Oram-Sterling, Jacqueline
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v7 n4 p195-217 Oct 2009
This biographical study features the leadership of Joan Miller Wint, now retired, who for 23 years was principal of Denbigh High School, located in a high-poverty rural area in Jamaica. In the article I examine biography as a qualitative research strategy used in "telling" the stories of women leaders; explore the influence of Wint's early life and education on her leadership; highlight the challenges Wint encountered as a principal, as well as how she transformed the school from low-performing to high-performing; and discuss Wint's story in terms of the themes in the scholarship on women's leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Jamaica