ERIC Number: ED495061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-28
Women Leading School Systems: Uncommon Roads to Fulfillment
Brunner, C. Cryss; Grogan, Margaret
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Most published research on the superintendency has failed to examine the voices of female superintendents. Today, white males make up approximately 85% of superintendents, rendering female responses to the superintendency almost non-existent. This study, commissioned by the American Association of School Administrators, provides a historical overview of women in top leadership positions. This book examines what drives some women educators to accept the challenge of becoming a superintendent and what drives others to remain complacent as middle management. The authors profile a number of women who spend their lives at the top of the school system. This comprehensive book is the only large national study entirely dedicated to women's leadership. It will be of interest to all educators. Following the Introduction entitled "The Yellow Wood-- The Terrain of Uncommon Roads," the book contains three sections and seven chapters. Section One, Considering the Terrain, contains: (1) An Uncommon History; and (2) Aspiration and Uncommon Roads. Section Two, Considering the Top, contains: (3) Standing at the Fork in the Road; and (4) Choosing the Road Less Traveled. Section Three, Poised on Top, contains: (5) Profile of Women Superintendents; (6) Women of Color: Superintendents and Assistant/Associate/Deputy Superintendents; and (7) Conclusion: Flow in the Superintendency. The Appendix presents "Design of the Study."
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Superintendents, Leadership, Occupational Aspiration, Middle Management, Minority Groups, Career Choice, Career Development
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.