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Women Leading in Education

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Foreword Charol Shakeshaft Preface Introduction Patricia A. Schmuck and Diane M. Dunlap I. Preparing Women for Leadership: Conditions and Critiques 1. Reexamining Educational Leadership: Challenging Assumptions Penny Poplin Gosetti and Edith Rusch 2. Ten Years Later: Too Little, Too Late? Sakre Kennington Edson 3. The Head Teacher as Career Broker: Stories from An English Primary School Sandra Acker 4. "Is That Sociology?": The Accounts of Women of Color Graduate Students in Ph.D. Programs Mary Romero and Debbie Storrs 5. Gender Awareness and Contradictions in The Education of Early Childhood Teachers Christine Chaille II. Socialization of Women into Educational Leadership: Conditions and Critiques 6. Women Ascending to Leadership: The Organizational Socialization of Principals Ann Weaver Hart 7. Learning Leadership through Mentorships L. Jean Pence 8. The Mom and Pop Model of School Administration: A Case Study Michelle Collay and Helen LaMar 9. Suit-able for Promotion: A Game of Educational Snakes and Ladders Alyson M. Worrall 10. The Bureaucratic Restraints to Caring in Schools Ava L. McCall III. Women Leading: Assimilation, Acceptance and Resistance 11. Advocacy Organizations for Women School Administrators, 1977-1993 Patricia A. Schmuck 12. The Trouble with Change: A Conversation between Colleagues Willi Coleman and Patricia Harris 13. Administrative Women and Their Writing: Reproduction and Resistance in Bureaucracies Joanne E. Cooper 14. Women in Educational Administration: Views of Equity Evelyn Nelson Matthews 15. Women Principals' Views on Sex Equity: Exploring Issues of Integration and Information Patricia A. Schmuck and Jane Schubert 16. "If I Weren't Involved in Schools, I Might Be Radical": Gender Consciousness in Context Colleen S. Bell 17. The Class Ceiling Reconsidered: Views from Below Mary Woods Scherr Part IV. Shaping Alternative Visions of Leadership: An Agenda for a New Century 18. To Walk The Red Road as School Leaders P.J. Ford Slack and Patricia Cornelius 19. Women's Working Worlds: A Case Study of A Female Organization Patricia Valentine 20. Leadership from The Classroom: Women Teachers as A Key to School Reform Vivian Troen and Katherine C. Boles 21. Women Principals--Leading with Power Kathleen S. Hurty 22. In the Image of The Double Helix: A Reconstruction of Schooling Helen B. Regan 23. Women Leading: An Agenda for A New Century Diane M. Dulap List of Contributors Index

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Diane M. Dunlap is Dean of the Graduate School at Hamline University. Patricia A. Schmuck is Director of the Educational Administration Program at Lewis & Clark College. She is editor of Women Educators: Employees of Schools in Western Countries also published by SUNY Press.


"This book is a remarkable and much needed volume that documents and celebrates women's experiences in educational leadership. The volume is much more than a collection of women's voices: it is a wonderful chorus. The voices are consistently clear, caring, illuminating, and feminist. Men and women who read this will have a better understanding of women's experiences of leading in education and an increased appreciation for those experiences. Furthermore, women will likely have a deeper understanding of connectedness with other women's experiences, and they could feel affirmed and encouraged to share their own voices. This is an exceptionally exciting book." - Nancy A. Evers, University of Cincinnati "I especially liked the fact that the book brings the reader to an understanding of how women (and minorities) may contribute significantly to education by re-shaping leadership roles and educational organizations. The book helps the reader see beyond the limitations of 'the white male system.' " - Diana G. Pounder, University of Utah

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