Women Leading Education across the Continents

Overcoming the Barriers

by Elizabeth C. Reilly, Quirin J. Bauer,

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  • 1475802269
  • 9781475802245
  • 9781475802269
Women Leading Education Across the Continents—Overcoming the Barriers is the third collection of research about and stories of women leading education on every continent in the world. Internationally recognized scholars and practitioners offer a research-based conversation and systematic collaborative inquiry in exploring the status of women in educational leadership. Their work invites global policy development highlighting women's educational leadership as a critical social justice issue. The array of topics this volume includes are gender status and educational leadership, challenges and barriers for women leaders, confronting the barriers, leading in challenging contexts, and deconstructing the discourse on gendered leadership. This compelling book offers food for the intellect and rage for the belly that impels forward the moral imperative of women leading education internationally.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; March 2015
  • ISBN 9781475802269
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  • Title: Women Leading Education across the Continents
  • Author: Elizabeth C. Reilly (ed.); Quirin J. Bauer (ed.); Helen C. Sobehart (other)
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1475802269
  • 9781475802245
  • 9781475802269

In The Press

It is both heartening and sobering to greet this third book from Women Leading in Education. It is heartening because it represents the widening research base of scholars dedicated to equity for women in educational leadership across the world. It is also heartening to see the range and variety of contexts researched and the growth and development of nuanced and sophisticated analysis allowing for multiple realities. What is sobering is the evidence that under-representation of women in educational leadership is still the norm and that the barriers of balancing family and work responsibilities, tradition and culture which identify leadership as a male activity and the lip service paid to equity and equal opportunities persist. This book and the research that it represents are such a vital and welcome contribution to the progress towards gender equity and social justice in education throughout the world.

About The Author

Elizabeth C. Reilly is internationally recognized for her research with women in educational leadership. She serves as Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Quirin J. Bauer is Deputy Head of the Student Counseling Centre and Equal Opportunity Commissioner at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He also serves as Deputy Directorate on the Advisory Board of the Bavarian Equal Opportunity Commissioners.