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ERIC Number: EJ938337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Creating a Safe Environment for Women's Leadership Transformation
Debebe, Gelaye
Journal of Management Education, v35 n5 p679-712 Oct 2011
This study used qualitative data to describe how transformational learning was achieved in a women-only training (WOT) program. The article argues that an environment conducive to transformational learning for women was created from the harmonious coalescing of the presence of all-women participants and instructors with gender-sensitive teaching and learning practices. The integration of these elements created safety and participant willingness to break with habitual patterns. This article contributes to the transformational learning and WOT literatures by proposing a holistic explanation for creating safety and fostering women's transformational learning in training settings. It also develops an analytic framework that expands current conceptions of the transformational learning process. (Contains 2 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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