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ERIC Number: EJ874759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Women and the Superintendency: Perceptions of Gender Bias
Garn, Gregg; Brown, Casey
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n1 p49-71 Jan 2008
This research explored how 15 female superintendents from a southwestern state experienced issues of gender bias. Participants came from a mix of urban, rural, and suburban districts that varied in size from 150 to 25,000 students. Using in-depth interviews and a transcendental phenomenological qualitative approach, the researchers examined how these women perceived that gender bias affected their accession to and work in the school superintendency. Three major themes emerged from their experiences: overcoming obstacles in the career path, the importance of mentoring, and surmounting gender-related stereotypes of leadership. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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