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ERIC Number: ED564970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 125
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-6666-7
The Balance of Two Worlds: A Study of the Perceptions of African American Female Principals and Leadership
Wells, Caprica
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
This qualitative study focused on the power of story and narrative through examining the perceptions of African American female principals who are passionate about social justice leadership and making a real difference in the lives of students. The study also shared the perceptions of African American female principals regarding the challenges they faced attempting to constantly balance the collision of personal responsibilities with professional aspirations. Another focal point for this study was to make visible the unique leadership perspectives that these African American female principals possess. Using researchers as instruments (Lincoln & Guba, 1985), the author brought the perspective, passion, and sometime pain of her own experiences to this research in hearing the stories of the principals she interviewed. Findings in the study included the following themes: 1) challenges of African American female principals including issues of invisibility and identity; 2) cultural dissonance in several forms experienced by these principals, and 3) efforts by these principals in leading socially just schools. [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
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Language: English
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