ERIC Number: ED480125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Talking about the Community College President: Is It Still a Man's World?
Eddy, Pamela L.
The role of gender in presidential communications and leadership on campus was studied through an exploration of the language 2-year college presidents used to describe their own leadership. The study also considered whether gendered concepts of leadership were reified by campus members. Participants were two community college presidents, one male and one female, and interviews were also held with staff and faculty members. Findings show that language descriptors used to describe the presidents were gendered, and the campuses also supported the creation of a reality of them as male and female leaders. However, the finding that each leader was doing gender did not provide a complete picture of the enactment of leadership at the two community colleges. The male president actually showed more participatory and generative leadership characteristics than the female leader. (Contains 35 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For a related study, see TM 035 194. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).