ERIC Number: EJ809789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Women Secondary School Principals: Multicultural Voices from the Field
Wrushen, Barbara Rivers; Sherman, Whitney H.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v21 n5 p457-469 Sep 2008
Women, in general, are underrepresented at the secondary leadership level. Numbers of women in leadership become dismal when considering both gender and ethnicity. The lack of women's voice in the literature on educational leadership, particularly those of minority women, grounded this qualitative research project that collected personal narratives of lived experience. The intent for this project was to illuminate differences and commonalities of women leaders from different ethnic backgrounds through their own voices and to listen for strategies used to overcome obstacles that have led to their current success as secondary principals. African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Hispanic women leaders were interviewed and understood from a feminist post-structural lens to create a vision of what the leadership experience is like at the secondary level.
Descriptors: Females, Personal Narratives, Women Administrators, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Disproportionate Representation, Secondary Schools, Minority Groups, Ethnicity, African Americans, Asian Americans, Whites, Hispanic Americans, Feminism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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