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ERIC Number: EJ830175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Gender Filters and Leadership: Plotting a Course to Equity
Rusch, Edith A.; Marshall, Catherine
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v9 n3 p229-250 Jul 2006
Equity for women and women's ways of leading remains elusive in the profession of educational administration. This article reports research that led to the development and validation of a construct called "gender filters, lenses used by individuals to actually navigate gender-related issues or gender dynamics in educational settings". Our findings suggest that filters frequently reify the institutionalized gender inequity, or silence ideas and people that might disrupt dominance and therefore protect and privilege the profession as a dominant White-male culture. Other gender filters work as interventions, modifying the helplessness people feel when they try to confront their prejudices, thus providing insights for educating potential educational administrators in ways that promote gender equity in the profession. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A