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ERIC Number: ED550270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-7103-2
Portraits of Leadership Qualities of Three Female Superintendents in Texas: A Postmodern Feminist Perspective
Porter, Donna Otterman
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Stephen F. Austin State University
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of three female superintendents in Texas in regard to their leadership qualities and to provide women information to assist in conceptualizing female leadership qualities that are needed to lead a school. Through a postmodern feminist lens, the study explored the history of women and their struggle for equality from its emergence to the present. A qualitative portraiture research method was used to collect information from these women and record their found stories. Data collection methods included interviews, observations and review of relevant artifacts. Through crystallization, whereas data is complemented and enhanced by including select genres, the resonating voices of these women communicated their gained insight concerning their leadership characteristics. Findings identified six leadership qualities possessed by all of the participants and provided insight to other qualities that are perceived as being noteworthy for superintendents to possess. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas