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ERIC Number: ED353675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Educational Administration: Moving from a Paradigm of Power and Control to Empowerment and Equality.
Smith, Francie
Factors in the development of empowerment through ethical leadership are discussed in this paper, which draws on feminist and humanist theories. A review of literature describes the conditions in patriarchal societies that lead to and lessen the exaltation of power and control; conditions of temporary and permanent inequality; ways in which violent behavior is expressed in relationships based on power and control; alternatives that create relationships based on equality; and the behaviors, characteristics, and processes found in organizations with addictive behavior patterns. A new concept of leadership is constructed, which lessens the tenets generated by patriarchy; embraces diversity; and values shared responsibility, equality, and trust. Women in educational administration must take their personal values and strengths to the political arena to transform education, and ultimately, society. Four figures are included. (Contains 8 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A