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ERIC Number: EJ834425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
A Perspective on Women Principals in Turkey
Celikten, Mustafa
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v8 n3 p207-221 Jul 2005
This article explores the reasons why there are a relatively small number of women principals in Turkish state elementary schools. Current literature on women principals reveals that while many professional fields are showing increasing numbers of women in managerial and executive positions, the same cannot be said for educational administration. Three women principals were interviewed about barriers women face as principals. Some of the teachers who work for the participating principals were also asked how they felt working for a woman. Based on related literature and information gathered from both principals and teachers, it could be stated that Turkish society privileges only males as good leaders and it is not easy for women to access the principalship because they do not fit the norms. Though Turkish women are gaining greater access to other male-dominated professional positions, as one principal stated, "women are losing ground in school administration."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey