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ERIC Number: EJ1199763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
Legitimisation of Women School Leaders in India
Mythili, N.
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v16 n1 p54-83 Jan 2019
Legitimisation of women leaders in school education is a new area of study in India. The present study is carried out by developing a conceptual model and subjecting it to empirical evidence from 20 women school heads of different states in India. It seeks to know how women establish legitimacy as leaders in schools. Women's leadership-focused behaviours interacting with gender perspectives provides them avenues to navigate passivity of education system, building trust with community and love for children. They diffuse glass-cliff, illegitimacy and backlash effects by ignoring gendered notions or addressing them boldly, grow as experts, work at system level, swapping between promotion-focused and prevention-focused leadership behaviours adapting rational and traditional gender perspectives to their advantage according to the circumstances to establish their legitimacy as leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India