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ERIC Number: EJ821260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Headteacher Career Paths in UK Independent Secondary Coeducational Schools: Gender Issues
McLay, Margaret
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v36 n3 p353-372 2008
This article presents evidence of the similarities and differences in the career paths of men and women who have achieved headships in UK independent coeducational schools. The research comprised a pilot study of interviews with nine female headteachers and a questionnaire sent to male and female heads of coeducational secondary schools. It identifies factors which assisted or hindered career progress Respondents also provided information on the effectiveness of any training and preparation they had received, and outlined those factors in their general preparation they felt particularly useful. The findings are compared to other relevant studies in both the independent and maintained sectors in order to support conclusions and make recommendations to those aspiring to headship and those involved in their preparation and training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom