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ERIC Number: ED481622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Archetypes of Outstanding Female Superintendents.
Funk, Carole; Pankake, Anita; Schroth, Gwen
This report documents a study of women superintendents. Specifically, the study identified professional and personal characteristics and styles of leadership to develop archetypes of six outstanding female superintendents in Texas. The intent of the research was also to reveal similarities between and among these superintendents that could provide insights into their backgrounds, relationships, feelings, and beliefs through they use of qualitative methodology based on the use of an inductive content-analysis technique to reveal patterns and frameworks that would reveal an overall profile of a successful female superintendent. The data collected for the study were first obtained from an earlier study of ways in which six outstanding female superintendents learned from failure. In the current study, eight recurring leadership themes emerged from the inductive data analysis: (1) vision, shared vision, and visioning; (2) ethical and professional behaviors; (3) dreaming, thinking, creating, intuiting, and introspecting; (4) communication; (5) motivation; (6) commitment; (7) work ethic and industry; and (8) energy and stamina. From the eight themes came the archetypes of outstanding women superintendents. (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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