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ERIC Number: EJ797185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Women and Secondary School Principal Rotation/Succession: A Study of the Beliefs of Decision Makers in Four Provinces
Reynolds, Cecilia; White, Robert; Brayman, Carol; Moore, Shawn
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n1 p32-54 2008
Our study investigated patterns of female participation as secondary principals that have varied across contexts and changed slowly. Researchers interviewed decision makers from a purposive sample of 10 urban and rural school districts in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, gathering data from structured telephone interviews, policy documents, and statistical information. The needs of a system took precedence over those of individuals. Many participants denied that gender influenced their rotation/succession practices; however, they identified differences by gender in leadership style and aspirations. Complex rules of control affected the participation of women as secondary principals. Gender clearly affects the participation of women as secondary school principals. (Contains 1 note.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada