ERIC Number: ED383101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Women As School Executives: A Powerful Paradigm.
Brown, Genevieve, Ed.; Irby, Beverly J., Ed.
This book contains 14 articles that examine the role of women in creating a new order of leadership--one that is dedicated to a quality education for all learners. It offers a "women-inclusive" model for educational administration, which reconceptualizes research, theory, and practice by taking the female perspective into account. Following the foreword by Dawn Youdan and the introduction by Genevieve Brown and Beverly J. Irby, three articles in section 1 clarify the existing leadership paradigm and document the barriers that women face: (1) "Rethinking the Paradigm: Women in Leadership Roles" (Judy Reinhartz and Faye Lynn King); (2) "Women's Styles of Leadership and Management Strategies" (Teresa Ann Langford); and (3) "The Juxtaposition of Career and Family: A Dilemma for Professional Women" (Regina M. Watkins, Margie Herrin, and Lonnie R. McDonald). The second section challenges readers to rethink the prevalent paradigm and proposes that women's skills and characteristics are particularly suited for dynamic leadership: (4) "Rethinking the Paradigm: The Potential Effect on Aspiring Women Administrators" (Marianne Reese); (5) "Leadership in School Administration: The Female Advantage" (Carole Funk); (6) "Women's Leadership Style" (Robin McGrew-Zoubi); (7) "Why Women Are Ready for Educational Leadership Positions" (Linda Avila); and (8) "Paying Our Rent" (Evelyn Farmer). Articles in the third section offer insightful observations and strategies for transforming the leadership paradigm: (9) "She Wants to Be a Principal" (Trudy A. Campbell); (10) "The Road to Empowerment in Higher Education: How Women Have Broken through the Glass Ceiling" (Carolyn Tyree); (11) "Transforming the System: Women in Educational Leadership" (Genevieve Brown, Beverly Irby, and Cynthia D. Smith); (12) "Voices of Experience: Best Advice to Prospective and Practicing Women Administrators from Education's Top Female Executives" (Gloria A. Slick and Sandra Lee Gupton); (13) "Women in Leadership: A Support System for Success" (Genevieve Brown and Jimmy Merchant); and (14) "The Educational Environment of Women: Effects and Equity" (Donna Arlton and Vicki T. Davis). References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Occupational Aspiration, Quality of Working Life, School Administration, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Women Administrators
Texas Council of Women School Executives, Texas Association of School Administrators, 406 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701-2617.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin. Texas Council of Women School Executives.