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ERIC Number: EJ958831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
An International Effort to Build Leadership Capacity: Insights from the First Cohort of Educational Administration at the College of the Bahamas
Tooms, Autumn
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v2 n2 2007
The purpose of this qualitative study was to learn what motivated students to enroll in the first formal training program in educational administration in the history of The Bahamas. This research considers the intersections of motivation, career paths, and educational histories of those who live and work in schools in The Bahamas. Open-ended, audiotape recorded, interviews were conducted with each of the 18 members of a cohort of Master's degree candidates at The College of The Bahamas. Data revealed that motivations for program enrollment ranged from an intrinsic desire to obtain a graduate degree, to the belief that the degree would support entrepreneurial efforts within the Bahamian education system. Interviews also revealed a double standard for women who work in Bahamian schools, in terms of advancement to administrative positions. Implications center on the need to address the gender oriented double standard, as well as the need to increase the cultural value of education in The Bahamas. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
University Council for Educational Administration. Curry School of Education 405 Emmet Street PO Box 400265, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Tel: 434-924-6137; Fax: 434-924-3866; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas