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Leadership, Gender and Culture in Education


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John Collard (Australia)
Cecilia Reynolds (Canada)

Part I : Leadership discourses and gender1. Negotiating and reconstructing gendered leadership discourses
Marian Court (New Zealand) 2. Does size matter: The interaction between principal gender, level of schooling and institutional scale in Australian schools
John Collard (Australia) 3. Gender and school leadership in Sweden
Anna Davis and Olof Johannson (Sweden) 4. Gender and School leadership discourses: A Swedish perspective
Karin Franzen (Sweden)Part II: Leadership practices amidst global and local change 5. Steel magnolias in velvet ghettoes: Female leaders in Australian girls' schools
John Collard (Australia) 6. Influences of the discourses of globalization on mentoring for gender equity and social justice in educational leadership
Margaret Grogan (USA) 7. Gender, leadership and change in faculties of education in three countries
Sandra Acker (Canada) Part III: Disrupting the normative discourse of leadership 8. Women performing the superintendency: Problematising the normative alignment of conceptions of power and constructions of gender
Cryss Brunner (USA)9. Leadership, embodiment and gender scripts: prom queens and chief executives
Cecilia Reynolds (Canada) 10. Transgressing heteronormativity in educational administration
James Koschoreck (USA) 11. Leadership and Aboriginal education in contemporary education
Marie Battiste (Canada)12. Bridge people: Leaders for social justice
Betty Merchant (USA) 13. The Emperor has no clothes: Professionalism, performativity and educational leadership in high risk postmodern times
Jill Blackmore (Australia) Conclusions & Implications: towards emergent theoretical perspectives on leadership, gender and culture
John Collard (Australia)
Cecilia Reynolds (Canada)

About the Author

John Collard is the Head of Graduate Programs in the School of Education and Community Studies, University of Canberra, Australia. He has worked as a consultant to state and national governments in Australia. Prior to entering higher education he was a teacher of English and principal of a large multicultural secondary school.

Cecilia Reynolds is Professor and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and former Associate Dean at OISE, University of Toronto. Her recent publications include Women and School Leadership: International Perspectives (2002) and Equity and Globalization in Education (2002). Contributors: Sandra Acker, Marie Battiste, Jill Blackmore, Cryss Brunner, Marian Court, Anna Davies, Karin Franzen, Margaret Grogan, Olof Johansson, James Koschoreck, Betty Merchant

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