Women and Educational Leadership

ISBN-10: 0470470437
ISBN-13: 9780470470435
Edition: 2010
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The authors present a new way of looking at leadership that is grounded in research on women leaders. They flesh out what this kind of leadership looks like in practice and offer suggestions and ideas for how such leadership can be developed.Introduction: A New Leadership Model Chapter 1: Women in Educational LeadershipThis chapter provides information on current numbers and roles of women in educational leadership in the US . It also discusses the obstacles and opportunities women face today. Chapter 2: Women's Ways of LeadingThis chapter looks at how the qualities that frequently characterize women's approaches to leadership differ from traditional approacheswhether the traditional leader is a woman or a man. Women leaders tend to be more collaborative in nature and more committed to social justice. In addition, they bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensions in their work, and strive for balance between the personal and professional.Chapter 3: From Hero to CollaboratorThis chapter argues that we need to shift from the heroic notion of leadership embodied in the individual to the collective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for specific purposes like social justice. It looks at the experiences of leaders here and elsewhere who have brought diverse groups to work toward common ground. It also shows how leadership is a way to facilitate and support the work of organizational members. Chapter 4: Creating a New Tradition of LeadershipThis chapter fleshes out what this kind of leaderships looks like, how it can be enacted, and offers suggestions and ideas for how it can be developed. Conclusion: The Next Generation of Women Leaders

Foreword
Introduction: Women Leaders Redefine Leadership
Five Ways Women Lead
Relational Leadership
Leadership for Social Justice
Spiritual Leadership
Leadership for Learning
Balanced Leadership
Our Status: Women School Administrators
History of Gender and School Leadership Research
Gender and Leading for Change
A New Way: Diverse Collective Leadership
Leading Collectively for Change
Relational Power
Social Network Theories and Change
Fluid Lines of Communication
The Power of Cognitive Shifts
Stages of Cognitive Shifts
A Closer Look at Collective Leadership in Practice
From Distributed Leadership to Diverse Collective Leadership
Three Ways to Support a Dynamic Culture
The Power of Integration: A Personal Skill
Working With and Through Others
School as Social Movement
Beyond Gender?
Leadership Shaped by Women
Making Meaning of Leadership
Embracing the Power of the Collective
Sustainable Leadership
Conclusion: Generating the Power of a Diverse Collective
References
Index

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