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ERIC Number: EJ1076413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Having Many Irons in the Fire--"Finnish Female Leaders' School Memories"
Hyvärinen, Sanna; Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina
Journal of Education and Learning, v3 n2 p1-13 2014
Education and school years impact leadership development, but this development has still been little studied. This study contributes Finnish female leaders' narratives to the discussion. The purpose was to analyze how female leaders describe their school years and themselves as learners and how these elements have shaped their careers. The following questions were set for this research: (1) How do female leaders describe the significance of school in the light of their career development? and (2) How did female leaders experience school going and their school years? This was a qualitative study employing a narrative approach and in which ten female leaders were interviewed. Women's activity and social relationships appeared the most important factors in their study paths when considered from the perspective of leadership development. Based on the findings, the role and meaning of school experiences in becoming a leader were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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