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ERIC Number: EJ1145563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Geographical Distribution of Principals in Israeli Schools
Lebental, Dana M.
Planning and Changing, v46 n3-4 p428-439 2015
This quantitative investigation focuses on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains unclear. This study examines whether there was clustering of women in high school principal positions in certain geographical areas. This study shows that women are in principal positions in equal or greater numbers as men depending on the region. The key findings in this research include a strong clustering in the Tel Aviv district, with 72% of the Jewish secular high schools having female principals and 28% having male principals. The Southern district, Central district, and Haifa district had a 60-40 ratio, with more women than men principals in these districts. In addition the Jerusalem and Northern districts had more closely equal numbers of each gender for principal, with Jerusalem having 47% female, 53% male and the Northern district having 46% female and 53% male.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Israel (Tel Aviv); Israel (Haifa); Israel (Jerusalem)
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