ERIC Number: EJ1033644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Women as Leaders in Kinesiology and Beyond: Smashing through the Glass Obstacles
Ransdell, Lynda B.
Quest, v66 n2 p150-168 2014
Amy Morris Homans was a great champion for women's pursuit of leadership in physical education and sport. In honor of her legacy, the purpose of this article is to: (a) discuss some defining leadership characteristics of Amy Morris Homans; (b) examine leadership issues related to gender; (c) examine leadership issues related to kinesiology; and (d) delineate ways to overcome leadership obstacles related to both gender and kinesiology. In true Amy Morris Homans fashion, I draw from multiple perspectives to discuss these topics. I hope that this discussion at the congress challenges scholars to increase their awareness of the glass obstacles that confront our field, and design research studies on gender- and kinesiology-specific leadership challenges that will shatter those obstacles once and for all. If a new generation of women and men who champion women's pursuit of and longevity in leadership roles is inspired, this lecture has been a success.
Descriptors: Females, Motion, Physical Education, Leadership Qualities, Gender Issues, Social Psychology, Women Administrators, Gender Differences, Higher Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Deans, Salaries, Social Influences, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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