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ERIC Number: ED536707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Influencing Factors of Female Underrepresentation as School Principals in Indonesia
Airin, Rashidah
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Purpose -- Number of women in the school principalship in Indonesia is less than half of the males'. This paper aims to identify the factor behind the underrepresentation of women in the principalship. Design/methodology/approach -- The methodological approach utilised in this paper was a structured review of the literature. Twenty sources namely books, journals, newspaper articles, conference papers as well as websites constituted the structured review utilised in this paper. They were the contributing sources to the topic of female underrepresentation in Indonesian educational leadership position. Findings -- Stereotyping, culture and tradition, low level of women's education, perceived lack of confidence/self esteem, and lack of mentorship are the result of the review made on the literatures. Those factors impact the decisions and policies made in Indonesian educational scheme. Practical implications -- The findings highlight the necessity for encouraging more women to be in educational leadership positions by trying to address the influencing factors. Originality/value -- The major contribution of the paper is that it makes a strong claim about the specific influencing factors of female underrepresentation, thereby providing a clearer picture regarding the roots of the problems. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia