Paradigm shift or paradigm stasis? An analysis of research on U.S. women in educational leadership from 1980 to 2004

Brooks, J 2016, 'Paradigm shift or paradigm stasis? An analysis of research on U.S. women in educational leadership from 1980 to 2004' in Terri N. Watson and Anthony "Tony" H. Normore (ed.) Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A Worldview, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22.


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Title Paradigm shift or paradigm stasis? An analysis of research on U.S. women in educational leadership from 1980 to 2004
Author(s) Brooks, J
Year 2016
Title of book Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A Worldview
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, United Kingdom
Editor(s) Terri N. Watson and Anthony "Tony" H. Normore
Start page 1
End page 22
Subjects Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Summary Focusing on a 24-year period, specifically, 1980-2004, this chapter provides a historical and theoretical perspective on gender and educational administration in the United States. Drawing from extant literature on women in educational administration and on social theory, our analysis indicates that certain structural features of the public education system, namely the sorting rules for selection, retention, and promotion have critical consequences for all participants, especially for women. In order to identify the state of research on women in educational administration during this era, we discuss these concepts in relation to Shakeshaft's "paradigm shift" model, which helps highlight where future researchers might add to the conversation. Based on our findings, we contend that future research on women administrators must move toward challenging and transforming extant leadership theories by incorporating women's experiences.
Copyright notice © 2017 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited
DOI - identifier 10.1108/S1479-366020160000025001
ISBN 9781786350718
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