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The Role Of Gender And How It Relates To Conflict Management Style And School Culture, Chris Harriet Blackburn, Barbara N. Martin, Sandy Hutchinson Oct 2006

The Role Of Gender And How It Relates To Conflict Management Style And School Culture, Chris Harriet Blackburn, Barbara N. Martin, Sandy Hutchinson

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

This investigation focused on principals, by gender, and the impact that the principals' conflict management style had on cultural aspects in schools. Findings were: principals with a conflict management style that is high in dominating show lower school culture scores in professional development, and, conversely, principals with a conflict management style that is high in initiating indicate higher school culture scores in teacher collaboration. When split by gender, the findings were: male principals whose conflict management style is dominating receive lower school culture scores in teacher collaboration, while female principals whose conflict management style was viewed as integrating receive higher ...


Voices Of Women In The Field--I'M Glad No One Told Me . ..., Misty Schwartz Oct 2006

Voices Of Women In The Field--I'M Glad No One Told Me . ..., Misty Schwartz

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Prior to beginning my current position, I'm glad no one told me that many women find the academy unappealing, with a chilly environment that can be biased and hostile toward women. I'm glad no one told me that I may suffer from intellectual and social isolation that is brought about by the masculine principles of competition and individualism that often occur in institutions of higher education. I'm glad no one told me that I will have little guidance from my peers due to a lack of mentors and that I may be expected to compromise my personal ...


Review Of Leaders Who Dare: Pushing The Boundaries By L. L. Lyman, D. E. Ashby, & J. S. Tripses, Carolyn L. Wanat Oct 2006

Review Of Leaders Who Dare: Pushing The Boundaries By L. L. Lyman, D. E. Ashby, & J. S. Tripses, Carolyn L. Wanat

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Leaders Who Dare provides anecdotal and analytical accounts of leadership by outstanding women educators in Illinois. Initially "an ambitious passionate project ... to tell the stories of Illinois' outstanding women educators, many who have been honored at Dare to Be Great conferences" (p. xi), the book documents the work of women honored annually by the Illinois Women Administrators (IWA) organization for daring" ... to lead themselves and others to new possibilities" (p. xv). The book's purpose is to describe the "how and why of the leadership practices of outstanding Illinois leaders .... " (p. 3). These stories of leaders within one state highlight ...


First Things First: Writing Strategies--Drops Of Blood, Marilyn L. Grady Oct 2006

First Things First: Writing Strategies--Drops Of Blood, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Recently, I was gifted with the best writing quotation of the season. It follows. "I don't know how many times I read this Gene Fowler quote: 'Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead'" (Weinberg, 2006, p. 8). The quote captures the truth of the writing enterprise. It isn't easy. In fact, if you don't bleed a little and feel some pain, you aren't putting enough effort into your work. There are a slew of adages about effort and work. All hold ...


Female Superintendents: Historic Barriers And Prospects For The Future, Stephen K. Miller, Youlanda C. Washington, Jeanna R. Fiene Oct 2006

Female Superintendents: Historic Barriers And Prospects For The Future, Stephen K. Miller, Youlanda C. Washington, Jeanna R. Fiene

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

This paper addresses the historic under representation of female superintendents. The primary focus is the legacy of discrimination, in which the barriers to female advancement in a traditionally male field are described. Particular attention is given to three different models of male dominance that have been developed to explain how and/or why women have been excluded from top positions in educational administration. In part two, recognition of the importance of women's contributions to evolving theory in educational administration and a description of the feminine leadership model is offered, wherein women utilize flexible web-like structures, empower others, and prioritize ...


Recruiting And Retaining Women Faculty In Science And Engineering, Dorothy Brockopp, Mindy Isaacs, Pam Bischoff, Kimberly Millerd Oct 2006

Recruiting And Retaining Women Faculty In Science And Engineering, Dorothy Brockopp, Mindy Isaacs, Pam Bischoff, Kimberly Millerd

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

The purpose of this project was to assess the perceived efficacy of university-based activities designed to improve the recruitment and retention of women in academic science and engineering (S&E). Numerous approaches to recruitment and retention have been described and implemented but little change occurs. An evaluation of suggested activities by 35 S&E women faculty was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods. Eight of 25 activities were strongly recommended by participants as effective strategies related to recruitment and retention. Mentoring, as frequently operationalized, was not found to be effective. Several recommendations are offered to improve the system of mentoring.


Giving Voice To Women, Marilyn L. Grady Oct 2006

Giving Voice To Women, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

If you sit and listen long enough, you can identify recurrent patterns of communication in organizational settings. I am struck by two communication models I observe repeatedly that involve women's voices in meetings.


Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 4--October 2006 Oct 2006

Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 4--October 2006

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

No abstract provided.


Women In History--Sarah Winnemucca: Native Educator And Human Rights Advocate, Bernita L. Krumm Oct 2006

Women In History--Sarah Winnemucca: Native Educator And Human Rights Advocate, Bernita L. Krumm

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

On March 1,2005, Congressman Jon Porter of Nevada addressed Congress on a bill to allow for the placement of a statue of Sarah Winnemucca into the National Statutory Hall. "Sarah led an incredible life," Porter asserted, adding that Winnemucca "has become a part of Nevada history that will never be forgotten" (Porter, 2005). One of only eight women represented in the National Statutory Hall Collection, Winnemucca was a spokesperson and advocate for Indian rights. Her autobiography, Life Among the Piutes, the first published book by a Native American woman, relates the story of white settlement from the Native American ...


Top Ten Reasons To Seek Professional Challenges, Trudy A. Salsberry Jul 2006

Top Ten Reasons To Seek Professional Challenges, Trudy A. Salsberry

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

When we first enter a new role in a profession, the challenges for growth are constant and almost overwhelming. As we gain experience and confidence, there is always a chance that what was once 'novel' becomes routine. Seeking professional challenges are the answer to remaining motivated and productive as we move from novice to expert. This past spring, I chose to take my own advice and engage in a role that was new me ... serving as an overseas school evaluator.


Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No.3-July 2006 Jul 2006

Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No.3-July 2006

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Table of Contents: Friends are like Diamonds by Marilyn L. Grady; Women in History--Maria Poveka Martinez by Tina Koeppe; Top Ten Reasons to Seek Professional Challenges by Trudy Salsberry; The Value of Professional Development Activities in Advancing the Careers of Women Chief Academic Officers in Community Colleges by Brent D. Cejda; Breaking Perceptions of "Old Boys' Networks": Women Leaders Learning to Make the Most of Mentoring Relationships by Linda Searby & Jenny Tripses; Voices of Women in the Field-- Great Discoveries and Painful-at-the-Time Mistakes by Shari Cole Hoffman; First Things First: Writing Strategies--Passion is the Key; Book Review by Susan C. Davenport


The Art (Not Science) Of Grants Management, Doreen Gosmire Jul 2006

The Art (Not Science) Of Grants Management, Doreen Gosmire

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Currently there are more than fifty thousand nonprofit agencies and organizations, including schools, that receive federal grants. These entities invest substantial time and money in seeking grant dollars (Schumacher, 2005). Recipients underestimate the investment and complexity associated with managing grants. The work of creating ownership, establishing and maintaining progress, spending funds wisely and living the grant cycle requires the creativity and diligence of the finest artist.


Review Of Her Place At The Table: A Woman's Guide To Negotiating Five Key Challenges To Leadership Success By D. M. Kolb, J. Williams, And C. Frohlinger, Susan C. Davenport Jul 2006

Review Of Her Place At The Table: A Woman's Guide To Negotiating Five Key Challenges To Leadership Success By D. M. Kolb, J. Williams, And C. Frohlinger, Susan C. Davenport

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

The book, Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success, discussed the challenges women still face as they transition to leadership positions. According to the authors, "with their numbers exceeding 50%, women are well represented in the middle ranks of management and the professions, yet, today they hold less than I % of the top leadership positions" (p. 2). The lack of women in these positions is attributed in part to research demonstrating that women lack "the presumption of credibility and competence when she takes on a leadership role" (p. 3). Because ...


Voices Of Women In The Field--Great Discoveries And Painful-At-The-Time Mistakes, Shari Cole Hoffman Jul 2006

Voices Of Women In The Field--Great Discoveries And Painful-At-The-Time Mistakes, Shari Cole Hoffman

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

My professional career has varied in leadership experiences. Unlike women who are coming of age today in leadership positions, I never had a "plan" for my professional career moves. I simply went about selecting the next interesting opportunity. Looking back, this may not have always been in my best interest, but I certainly had a full life of experiences because of this serendipitous approach. Here are some ideas I learned along the way. In some cases, they were great discoveries. However, in most cases, they were painful-at-the-time mistakes that turned into life lessons.


Women In History--Maria Poveka Martinez, Tina Koeppe Jul 2006

Women In History--Maria Poveka Martinez, Tina Koeppe

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Native American artisan Maria Poveka Martinez played a vital role in the revival of pottery making throughout the Southwest United States. Born in 1887 in the San Ildefonso region of New Mexico, Maria first made pottery as a child and received encouragement from her aunt, who was an excellent potter. 1907 is the year that Maria began her pottery career in earnest. During this year, Maria's husband Julian worked as a digger at an archeological site near their pueblo. Maria was at the* excavation site when the diggers uncovered shards of decorated black on cream pottery. She took great ...


Friends Are Like Diamonds, Marilyn L. Grady Jul 2006

Friends Are Like Diamonds, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

In 2006, Bob Greene's And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship appeared. This book is the story of the same five fellows. It is a revealing portrait of the friendships that have endured in their lives. Families, careers, distance and years have not weakened the bonds of friendship for these five friends. Their commitment to each other in a time of great challenge is memorable and worthy of attention. They remind us how we have lived our friendships.


The Value Of Professional Development Activities In Advancing The Careers Of Women Chief Academic Officers In Community Colleges, Brent D. Cejda Jul 2006

The Value Of Professional Development Activities In Advancing The Careers Of Women Chief Academic Officers In Community Colleges, Brent D. Cejda

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Previous research has shown that there are not distinct career lines leading to the chief academic officer (CAO) position in community colleges. Rather, it appears that a variety of skills and experiences contribute to advancement to this position. This paper examines the perceptions of women CAOs as to the importance of professional development activities to their career advancement. Responses from women community college CAOs from nine states (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) indicate that current position holders perceive that a number of professional development experiences were important to their advancement to the CAO position.


First Things First: Writing Strategies--Passion Is The Key, Marilyn L. Grady Jul 2006

First Things First: Writing Strategies--Passion Is The Key, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

One of the longest and most tiring writing tasks is writing someone else's passion. This is the situation when you accept a writing assignment on a topic that is removed from your core interests and experiences. This is much like being given a writing assignment on a topic you know little about and care even less about-the result of such a writing activity is often dismal. The experience is dreadful for the writer and tedious for the reader. Save us from this misery!


First Things First: Writing Strategies -- Writers Are Readers, Marilyn L. Grady Apr 2006

First Things First: Writing Strategies -- Writers Are Readers, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

The inspiration for writing is reading. By reading a wide range of authors, you enhance your writing craft. Reading is the window to different writing styles, different uses of language, and different means of engaging the reader.


Leadership Legacies, Marilyn L. Grady Apr 2006

Leadership Legacies, Marilyn L. Grady

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

How often do we stop to consider the impact leaders have had in our lives? How often do we consider the impact we have in the lives of others? Certainly educators make a difference in the lives of others every day; however, how often do educators consider their leadership legacies? Recent obituaries and testimonials to Coretta Scott King and Wendy Wasserstein are reminders of the leadership legacies of these women.


Influencing Others: Women Superintendents Speak (Reluctantly) About Power, Susan J. Katz Apr 2006

Influencing Others: Women Superintendents Speak (Reluctantly) About Power, Susan J. Katz

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

The public school superintendency is the most powerful position in U.S. schools. Yet research has shown that women who hold the position have difficulty talking about power (Brunner, 2000). I designed a mixed methods study to investigate how women school superintendents viewed their uses of power. A survey was sent to all women superintendents practicing in four Midwestern states during the 2000-2001 school year and nine women in the sample participated in interviews. Results of quantitative data analysis revealed that there were significant differences in participants' age and years of experience in the superintendency and how they perceived their ...


Lessons From Greece: A Body, Mind, Spirit Odyssey, Linda L. Lyman Apr 2006

Lessons From Greece: A Body, Mind, Spirit Odyssey, Linda L. Lyman

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Spring Semester 2005 I was a visiting Fulbright professor at Aristotle University in Greece. The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the 150 or so countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program. Details of the opportunities offered and directions about how to apply can be found at www.cies.org. Aristotle Universityis located in Thessaloniki.a city of a million people in northern Greece. This 2,300 year-old city is a major seaport at the north end of the Aegean Sea. In retrospect, living ...


Leading Ladies: Women University And College Presidents: What They Say About Effective Leadership, Mimi Wolverton, Beverly L. Bower, Cecilia Maldonado Apr 2006

Leading Ladies: Women University And College Presidents: What They Say About Effective Leadership, Mimi Wolverton, Beverly L. Bower, Cecilia Maldonado

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

In this paper, we report the importance five women community college, college, and university presidents place on certain leadership tenets. Interestingly, the advice they offer for other women who aspire to leadership often ties to the perceived importance of certain tenets. We report these data and speculate about implications for future women leaders in higher education.


Women In History--Marian Wright Edelman: Crusader For Civil And Children's Rights, Shirley J. Mills Apr 2006

Women In History--Marian Wright Edelman: Crusader For Civil And Children's Rights, Shirley J. Mills

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Marian Wright Edelman was born June 6, 1939, at a time when prejudice and segregation were the norm. The Wright family lived in a small, southern town of Bennetsville, South Carolina, where Marian was the youngest of five children. Her father, the Reverend Arthur Jerome Wright, was a Baptist preacher, and her mother, Maggie Leola Bowen Wright, was an activist for the rights of women and African-Americans. Her father expected his children to do two things-work hard at getting an education and serve others through community service. Marian Wright was encouraged by her parents, teachers, and church leaders to live ...


Review Of Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time By M. J. Wheatley, Bonnie Mckay Harmer Apr 2006

Review Of Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time By M. J. Wheatley, Bonnie Mckay Harmer

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Readers familiar with Margaret Wheatley's 1992 best-seller, Leadership and the New Science, will discover that her most recent book, Finding Our Way (2005), initially offers similar food for thought, but it is delivered in a more practical, less theoretical manner. Midway through the book, Finding Our Way takes an unpredictable tum in the road, eventually taking readers through Wheatley's personal journey of frustration, fear and hopelessness, finally to resurface in a very different place. Wheatley's writing flows easily with compelling imagery and personal insights that are apt to attract a broad general audience.


Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 2-April 2006 Apr 2006

Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 2-April 2006

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

No abstract provided.


Acclimating To The Professoriate: Perspectives From New Female Faculty Members, Julie Carlson, Janna Frayer Apr 2006

Acclimating To The Professoriate: Perspectives From New Female Faculty Members, Julie Carlson, Janna Frayer

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

This qualitative focus group study examined the prevailing acclimatization concerns and strategies of 10 new female professors at a mid-sized state university. Emergent themes relative to challenges experienced were, in order of prevalence, not enough time, teaching effectively, health, job expectations, institutional knowledge, and support. Somewhat less solidified were similar themes for strategies, also in order of prevalence, in the areas of using time wisely, teaching effectively, maintaining health, balancing job expectations, seeking support, and getting organized. Implications for universities are: to recognize the obstacles that new faculty members experience and to implement practices that lessen the teaching, advising, and ...


Voices Of Women In The Field--Can You Top This?, Ramona Miller Apr 2006

Voices Of Women In The Field--Can You Top This?, Ramona Miller

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Starting school and closing the doors, all within 21 days! Certainly this must be a mistake, but the truth is, it did happen in our school district during September of 2005. Starting school in the fall is always an exciting time for educators and students. The excitement for the staff of 11 was high and the building was ready to welcome the students back to school. By nine o'clock, on the first day of school, there were only two students. Three days later there were four students. Where were the other 70 students who were enrolled in the school ...


Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion: Roe V. Wade And Selected Progeny, Donald F. Uerling Apr 2006

Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion: Roe V. Wade And Selected Progeny, Donald F. Uerling

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Abortion is one of the most controversial and contentious issues of our time. Few topics generate as much public debate or leave as little room for political compromise. This article presents a discussion of selected United States Supreme Court decisions on abortion and the legal reasoning supporting those decisions. It should be noted initially that laws regulating abortion are enacted by either state legislatures or the Congress. Disputes over abortion arise when a statute that regulates abortion in some way is challenged as being in violation of individual constitutional rights. Since 1971, there have been 28 Supreme Court decisions that ...


Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 1-January 2006 Jan 2006

Journal Of Women In Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 1-January 2006

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

No abstract provided.