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ERIC Number: EJ874753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Their Work, Identity, and Entry to the Profession
Washington, Youlanda C.; Miller, Stephen K.; Fiene, Jeanne R.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n4 p263-283 Oct 2007
This qualitative multi-site case study examines Kentucky's female superintendents: their professional work, identity, and entry to the role. Data sources were extensive interviews from twelve districts--superintendents, central office administrators, and school board members, plus questionnaires and district documents. Results revealed a web-like organizational structure with collegial, caring empowerment from the center. A child-centered vision of increasing achievement for all students guided their instructional leadership. Generalizability regarding feminine leadership theory is extended to Kentucky, a rural traditional state with comprehensive reform and high-stakes accountability. The feminine style of these superintendents parallels studies of effective district-level instructional leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky