Women and educational leadership
LB2831.82 .G76 2011
- Unknown LB2831.82 .G76 2011
- Shakeshaft, Charol.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-121) and index.
- Foreword by Beverly Hall ix Introduction: Women Leaders Redefine Leadership 1 1. Five Ways Women Lead 5 Relational Leadership 6 Leadership for Social Justice 10 Spiritual Leadership 13 Leadership for Learning 18 Balanced Leadership 21 2. Our Status: Women School Administrators 27 History of Gender and School Leadership Research 31 Gender and Leading for Change 36 3. A New Way: Diverse Collective Leadership 41 Leading Collectively for Change 44 Relational Power 46 Social Network Theories and Change 48 Fluid Lines of Communication 51 The Power of Cognitive Shifts 54 Stages of Cognitive Shifts 57 4. A Closer Look at Collective Leadership in Practice 63 From Distributed Leadership to Diverse Collective Leadership 64 ThreeWays to Support a Dynamic Culture 66 The Power of Integration: A Personal Skill 69 WorkingWith and Through Others 72 School as Social Movement 75 5. Beyond Gender? 83 Leadership Shaped by Women 84 Making Meaning of Leadership 89 Embracing the Power of the Collective 92 Sustainable Leadership 96 Conclusion: Generating the Power of a Diverse Collective 101 References 107 Index 123.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This groundbreaking book presents a new way of looking at leadership that is anchored in research on women leaders in education. The authors examine how successful women in education lead and offer suggestions and ideas for developing and honing these exemplary leadership practices. Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualities that characterize women's approaches to leadership differ from traditional approaches whether the traditional leader is a woman or a man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborative by nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tend to bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensions in their work, and strive for balance between the personal and professional. This important book offers a new model of leadership that shifts away from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to the collective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for a specific purpose--like social justice. The authors include illustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups to work toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a way to facilitate and support the work of organizational members. The ideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help the next generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition of leadership. Women and Educational Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.
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- Publication date
- Margaret Grogan, Charol Shakeshaft ; foreword by Beverly Hall.
- The Jossey-bass leadership library in education