By John Collard, Cecilia Reynolds
Professor Kathryn Riley, Institute of Education, University of London
This book features chapters by leading international scholars on gender and educational leadership. Drawing on research in schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the United States and Canada, it introduces new discussions about the impact of gender, race, class, institutional setting and recent ideologies on leadership discourses.
The book shows how early research has over-emphasized gender stereotypes and tended to simplify and polarize the ways men and women lead. Looking at differences and similarities in how men and women take on and exercise leadership roles, the authors counter essentialist claims based on biological, psychological and sociological theories that stress gender difference. The discussions employ sophisticated understandings of gender relations and leadership discourses in today's globalized context.
The book is for students and scholars studying leadership and for leaders in different educational contexts around the world.
- John Collard
- Cecilia Reynolds
- Marian Court
- Anna Davis
- Olof Johansson
- Maidenhead, England