Women Achieving Against the Odds
The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated by women. Over recent decades, scholars have investigated the factors contributing towards this under-representation, with a particular focus on the personal, organisational and social/cultural levels.
This volume has been compiled in honour of Marianne Coleman, Emeritus Reader in Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of Education, University College London. She is widely regarded as one of the most significant scholars globally in the field of gender and educational leadership, forging the research agenda and mentoring some of the scholars who contribute essays here. Amongst the key questions the book asks are: Why does society continue to accept male leaders as the norm? What barriers do women who seek leadership positions face? What supports do women require in order to encourage them to pursue leadership positions? How do women working in leadership positions conceive of their role as leaders? How might women’s educational leadership be best supported at an institutional level?
Margaret Grogan and Klara Wahlster - In Books, on the Screen, and in Games: Leadership and Gender Stereotypes Shape Images of Young Women Leaders
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MARGARET GROGAN AND KLARA WAHLSTER
In Books, on the Screen, and in Games: Leadership and Gender Stereotypes Shape Images of Young Women Leaders
In the complexity of social relationships that exist in the workplace, stereotypes allow us to make quick and easy judgements of individuals based on the ways in which we categorize people […] lead[ing]to an emotional response of prejudice […].
— COLEMAN 2011: 35
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