Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

22 p.

Publication Date

4-2003

Publisher

Proactive Publications

Source Publication

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Source ISSN

1541-6224

Abstract

This study presents the challenges women face in educational administration from the perspective of female high school principals. Eight women high school principals participated in the qualitative study that focused on their careers, the conflicts between their personal and professional roles, and the impact of gender on the high school principalship. The participants acknowledged the importance of encouragement and mentoring in their decisions to become high school principals. They continued to be affected by the male image of the high school principal. They sought support from other female leaders as well as offered mentoring to women aspiling to administrative positions. The participants recognized that role conflict was a factor contributing to whether or not women would pursue the high school principalship.

Comments

Published version. Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 2003). Publisher Link. © Proactive Publications 2003. Used with permission.

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