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ERIC Number: EJ874734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Superintendent Leadership Style: A Gendered Discourse Analysis
Wallin, Dawn C.; Crippen, Carolyn
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n1 p21-40 Jan 2007
Using a blend of social constructionism, critical feminism, and dialogue theory, the discourse of nine Manitoba superintendents is examined to determine if it illustrates particular gendered assumptions regarding superintendents' leadership style. Qualitative inquiry and analysis methods were utilized to identify emerging themes, or topics of talk. Six topics of talk emerged in the discourse regarding leadership style. Since "talk is a form of social action worthy of study in itself" (Chase, 1995, p. 25), each of these topics was analyzed to illustrate how men and women in the superintendency in Manitoba negotiate a gendered social action when they talk about leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada