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ERIC Number: EJ902933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Constructing Self as Leader: Case Studies of Women Who Are Change Agents in South Africa
Mogadime, Dolana; Mentz, P. J.; Armstrong, Denise E.; Holtam, Beryl
Urban Education, v45 n6 p797-821 Nov 2010
The present article draws from the biographical narratives of three South African high school female principals which are part of a larger research study in which 26 aspiring and practicing women school leaders were interviewed. Narratives were constructed from in-depth interviews with each participant and analyzed for themes that provided insights into the skills, knowledge, and understanding that contribute to an effective African-centered leadership style that values three key principles of ubuntu: spirituality, interdependence, and unity. Findings indicate these women's narratives are a testimony to their moral and ethical commitments in which social emancipation, compassion, and care for the community's children are firmly rooted at the center of their leadership style. This study answers the call for research that explores context-specific leadership. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa