ERIC Number: EJ874689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Leadership-Skilled Women Teachers Who Choose the Classroom over Administration: Career Choice or Career Constraint?
Wynn, Susan R.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v3 n2 p85-110 Apr 2005
Some indicators point to a potential shortage of school administrators. The principalship has grown more complex due to increased accountability and escalating social complexities. This qualitative study sought to understand why leadership-skilled women teachers choose to remain in the classroom rather than seek administrative positions. Despite some gains, women are over-represented in the teaching force and under-represented as school administrators. Twelve women were interviewed regarding their choice to remain in the classroom, their perceptions of the principalship, and the barriers for women who might be interested in school administration. Two presentations of the data are given, with the first addressing explicit reasons and the second using a postmodern feminist framework.
Descriptors: School Administration, Women Administrators, Females, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation), Disproportionate Representation, Barriers, Principals, Leadership Styles, Gender Differences, Context Effect, Feminism, Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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