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School administration in a different voice : the careers of women administrators in British Columbia

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(Thesis) M.A. (Ed.)
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The purpose of this study was to determine if and how the experiences of recent women appointees to the principalship differ from those of earlier appointees. Given the rather recent increase in the number of women assuming administrative posts in British Columbia, it is possible that conditions for women may have changed.Interviews with nine new and eight experienced women principals revealed some differences between the two groups in their careers and experiences. Although recent women principals must still prove themselves on the job and continue to face sex-role stereotyping, they are now accepted and supported by their male peers. In addition, recent women principals demonstrate greater career initiative and orientation than their former counterparts and have a greater range of experience in both teaching and administrative areas. The careers of recent and women appointees are, significantly, also similar.
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Thesis advisor: Coleman, Peter
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