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ERIC Number: EJ888572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
The Short Tenure of A Woman Superintendent: A Clash of Gender and Politics
Grogan, Margaret
Journal of School Leadership, v18 n6 p634-660 Nov 2008
This article reports the two-year tenure of a woman superintendent in a small southern city. Placed against the background of local community politics and school district politics it shows that women in the superintendency still face issues of gender stereotyping that influence the way they are perceived as leaders of school systems. A feminist poststructuralist framework is used to understand how the various subject positions available to women collide with the discourse of the superintendency. It is recommended that women leaders resist the images that have been traditionally reserved for them and begin to reinvent the superintendency on their own terms. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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