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Women Leading Education Across the Continents


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Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction - Fire, Ice, and the Journey Part 3 Revolutionary Choices - The Brits, the Yanks, and Gender Identity Itself Chapter 4 Overview Chapter 5 Women In Educational Leadership in England Chapter 6 Conscious Leadership in a Political World Chapter 7 Disappearing Gender Part 8 Desert, Rainforest, and Growing Oasis - Traversing Challenge and Opportunity in Africa Chapter 9 Overview Chapter 10 Status of Educational Leadership and Female Participation: The Case of Tanzania Chapter 11 Prospects and Challenges for Women Seeking Careers and Professional Development in School Administration and Leadership in the Ugandan Education System Chapter 12 Women on the Rise: Women Navigating across Social, Political, Economical, and Cultural Arenas to Claim Their Stake in Educational Leadership Positions in South Africa Part 13 A Modern/Ancient Paradox - Issues in China, New Zealand, Melanesia, and Australia Chapter 14 Overview Chapter 15 The Repositioning of Women in Educational Leadership and Changing the Social Relations Gender in Australia Chapter 16 Women's Leadership in Educational Decentralization and Parental Involvement: The Case of Hong Kong Chapter 17 Chinese Women's Participation in Educational Leadership: A Review and Analysis of the Current Situation Chapter 18 Women and Educational Leadership in the South Pacific Part 19 The Deep Influence of Culture and Personal Values - Greece, Bangladesh, and Muslim Society Chapter 20 Overview Chapter 21 Leadership, Change, and Gender: Reflections of Greek and U.S. Women Leaders Chapter 22 Women and Educational Leadership in a Muslim Society Chapter 23 Preparing Women for Educational Leadership: Opportunities in Non-Formal Education in Bangladesh Part 24 Must Society, Politics, and/or Education Itself Change? - Barriers and Catalysts in Turkey and Germany Chapter 25 Overview Chapter 26 Gender Mainstreaming at German Universities: Successful Strategies of Implementation Chapter 27 Portraying Women Administrators: Turkish Cases Chapter 28 Gender Mainstreaming: Women in Leadership and the "Physics of Calamities" Part 29 Voice, Place, and Face - Ways of Knowing in Brazil, Hispanic and Mixed Cultures, and the Caribbean Islands Chapter 30 Overview Chapter 31 Women in Educational Leadership: The Relationship between Contextual Factors and Women's Careers in Educational Leadership Chapter 32 Communicative Actions - The Brazilian Women in Educational Leadership Chapter 33 A Photographic Journey of Discovery: Women and Children Living in Dominica, West Indies Chapter 34 Energy, Spirit, and Light: The Journey's End and Beginning

About the Author

Helen C. Sobehart is president of Cardinal Stritch University, a former school superintendent, and a winner of the American Association of School Administrator's Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award.


This book is a must-read by female leaders around the world. The result of teamwork from global educators, Women Leading Education across the Continents focuses on gender, educational leadership, and social justice. Each contribution gives the reader insight into the challenges women face around the world. It is a volume of hope and inspiration for all who have a passion for education. -- Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft, Exploresource LLC
Now that female superintendents in the US have moved from 6% in 1992 to 20% in 2008, one might think this momentum will continue throughout the world. There is much work to be done by all of us to bring gender equity to enlightened societies. Bravo to Sobehart and the 37 contributors for informing us of this important work and reminding of us of the work still to be done. -- Sarah Jerome, former president of the American Association of School Administrators and Arlington Heights School District 25 superintendent
Readers will find this work a rich tapestry of trial, testimony, and ultimately triumph of women working their way into positions of formal leadership in education throughout the world. That they have come so far is due to their tenacity, compassion, and sense of community. Join in the continued march toward full emancipation, freedom, and recognition of the complex tasks that lie ahead. You will be inspired. -- Fenwick W. English, R. Wendell Eaves Sr. Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The book is thought-provoking and provides purposeful reflection from a world of scholars working together to promote social justice. Their work is also inspirational. It should be read by female leaders who possess a deep passion for education. * School Administrator *

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