School leaders’ gender strategies

  title={School leaders’ gender strategies},
  author={J. Lumby},
  journal={Educational Management Administration \& Leadership},
  pages={28 - 45}
  • J. Lumby
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Educational Management Administration & Leadership
This article analyses interview data from 54 women school principals in South Africa to explore how women position their identities in relation to their gender, ethnicity and other characteristics. While grounded in their own context, the women’s strategies resonate with those of women in many parts of the world. Five strategies are discerned: transforming the value of low-status identities, asserting a valued identity, negating stigmatised characteristics, denying disadvantage, and accepting… Expand
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