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Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Nov 2006

Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Although developing leadership is an important topic in the higher education today, the percentage of women found in high leadership positions remains quite low. In fact, little has been published about how high-level women leaders actually developed. This workshop will present the results of two qualitative research studies exploring how 10 women university presidents and 10 women governors became effective leaders, with a particular focus on influential events, individuals, activities, and opportunities during their undergraduate and graduate educational experiences.


Women And Higher Education In Russia: Preparation For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2006

Women And Higher Education In Russia: Preparation For Careers In The Apparel Industry, Nancy N. Hodges, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

in light of the social, political, and economic upheavals experienced in Russia during the past decade, the purpose of this study was to explore the motivations, expectations, and perceptions held by female students enrolled in apparel programs.


Resilience Strategies Of South Asian Women Who Have Survived Child Sexual Abuse, Anneliese Amanda Singh Oct 2006

Resilience Strategies Of South Asian Women Who Have Survived Child Sexual Abuse, Anneliese Amanda Singh

Counseling and Psychological Services Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the resilience strategies of 13 South Asian female survivors of child sexual abuse. Two research questions guided this study: (a) How does a small sample of South Asian adult women in the United States (U.S.) describe their experiences of child sexual abuse? and (b) What resilience strategies do these South Asian female survivors of child sexual abuse report using to cope with child sexual abuse? The phenomenological research design was grounded in feminist theory to capture the lived experiences of resilience related to child sexual abuse (Patton, 1990). Data were ...


African Descent Women's Conceptualization Of Ethnic/Racial And Gender Identities, Wendi Saree Williams Sep 2006

African Descent Women's Conceptualization Of Ethnic/Racial And Gender Identities, Wendi Saree Williams

Counseling and Psychological Services Dissertations

This qualitative study explored racial/ethnic and gender identities of African descent women. Specifically, 13 African descent women were interviewed about influences on their racial/ethnic and gender identities, the process by such identities developed in order to assess the applicability of current theories, and whether they perceive an interaction between their racial/ethnic and gender identities. Phase One, an initial focus group informed Phase Two of the study; individual interviews. Phase Three, a member-checking focus group, validated themes generated from data analysis. All focus groups and interview sessions followed a semi-structured format. Family, educational experiences, physical features, oppressive experiences ...


Leadership In Higher Education: Do You Have The Interest, Skills, And Commitment? (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen Jul 2006

Leadership In Higher Education: Do You Have The Interest, Skills, And Commitment? (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

This insightful and innovative two-part workshop will 1) explore the current issues affecting leadership in higher education and 2) provide participants with an opportunity to engage in self-analysis and personal reflection. "Leadership" will be broadly framed as leading from a formal position (e.g., president, VP, dean, associate dean, department chair, or committee chair) as well as influencing without an official title or formal authority; therefore, all conference attendees interested in influencing change at any level in higher education would benefit. The first 50-minute workshop segment will begin with participants completing a short questionnaire about their perceptions of the most ...


Developing Leadership: Exploring The Childhoods Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Jul 2006

Developing Leadership: Exploring The Childhoods Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Researchers argue that much of who we are is developed during childhood. Childhood relationships and developmental activities, opportunities, and experiences (including hardships) come together to create each human being. Yet, little exploratory research has been conducted regarding the childhood experiences, activities, personalities, and perceptions of successful leaders. In-depth, qualitative interviews with ten women university presidents were conducted to investigate perceptions and experiences related to the lifetime development of leadership skills, abilities, and competencies. The lived experiences of these women were investigated using the phenomenological research methodology so that “voices” could be heard and unique insights examined. This paper explores a ...


Understanding Brigham Young University's Technology Teacher Education Program's Sucess In Attracting And Retaining Female Students, Katrina M. Cox Jul 2006

Understanding Brigham Young University's Technology Teacher Education Program's Sucess In Attracting And Retaining Female Students, Katrina M. Cox

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to attempt to understand why Brigham Young University Technology Teacher Education program has attracted and retained a high number of females. This was done through a self-created survey composed of four forced responses, distributed among the Winter 2006 semester students. Likert-scale questions were outlined according to the five theoretical influences on women in technology, as established by Welty and Puck (2001) and two of the three relationships of academia, as established by Haynie III (1999), as well as three free response questions regarding retention and attraction within the major. Findings suggested strong positive polarity ...


Leadership Training Develops University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull Jun 2006

Leadership Training Develops University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull

Susan R. Madsen

Although developing leadership is often acknowledged as an important topic in higher education today, the percentage of women found in high leadership positions still remains quite low. Since the 1970s significant efforts have been made to increase women's participation in higher education administration, with some progress, according to Glazer-Raymo (1999). Today more women are interested in leadership. Yet the leadership gap continues and opportunities for in-depth development are still not widely available for many women. Little has been published about how high-level women leaders actually developed the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully lead. In addition, according ...


Superficial Self-Harm Behavior: Helping Young Women Who Hurt Themselves, Katherine D. Ryan Jun 2006

Superficial Self-Harm Behavior: Helping Young Women Who Hurt Themselves, Katherine D. Ryan

All Theses and Dissertations

Roughly 1 to 4% of the population engages in self-harm. Superficial self-harm is reported by more young women, than young men. Appropriate responses from family, friends, and other important individuals are a key ingredient in facilitating recovery. Non-therapists, such as family, friends, and school personnel often wish to assist young women who self-harm, but the problem is complex and they are often unsure of how to respond. Current studies primarily focus on the clinical interventions for self-harm, while very few have investigated the perspectives of the individuals who self-harm. This study investigated the perspectives of young women who self-harm in ...


Membership Or Motivation: Exploring Reform Jewish Women’S Participation In Religious Education, Teresa L. Mareschal, E. Paulette Isaac Jun 2006

Membership Or Motivation: Exploring Reform Jewish Women’S Participation In Religious Education, Teresa L. Mareschal, E. Paulette Isaac

Adult Education Research Conference

Members of Reform Judaism believe that as Jews they must study Jewish tradition. Reform Jewish Temples, national organizations and community centers have a long track record of offering adult learning opportunities. This study explored what motivates or deters women from participating in Reform Jewish adult education.


Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen Apr 2006

Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this paper is to report findings related to the lived experiences of women university presidents’ in developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. More specifically, this report focuses on their educational backgrounds and career paths. Using qualitative in-depth interviews (phenomenological research methodology), ten women university presidents were interviewed for two to three hours each. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed, and theme generation techniques used. Although there were some similarities among the women in terms of educational backgrounds and employment positions, the data show that presidents can emerge from a ...


Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans Apr 2006

Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Through the lens of the Salieri effect (Clark & Corcoran, 1986) and accumulative disadvantage, the purpose of the study is to describe and explain the under-representation of women in the superintendency despite their over-representation in the teaching profession. The following will be accomplished: (a) a description of the stories of women’s lives and experiences that pertains to or describe a career in education administration; (b) an analysis of the stories these women tell through the lens of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage; © other realities that may be revealed; (d) an assessment of the usefulness of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage for explaining the phenomenon under review.


Learning To Lead In Higher Education: Insights Into The Family Backgrounds Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Jan 2006

Learning To Lead In Higher Education: Insights Into The Family Backgrounds Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Qualitative methods were used to explore the backgrounds, experiences, and perceptions of ten women U.S. university presidents on becoming leaders. Using the phenomenological research methodology, the presidents were interviewed about their lived experiences of developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. This paper reports the portion of the results specifically related to insights into the family backgrounds and influences of these women.


Voices Of Women: Telling The Truth Through Art Making, Alice Pennisi Jan 2006

Voices Of Women: Telling The Truth Through Art Making, Alice Pennisi

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

On Wednesdays, when the last period of the school day is finished, the students trickle out of room 412 of Burnham High School and the young women enter who have been waiting outside. They immediately push all the desks to the side or back walls, leaving a large open space. Then each carries a chair toward the front of the room, creating a circle. Someone closes the door, and they begin to talk with one another. Thus begins a weekly meeting of Voices of Women (VOW), a group comprised mainly of high school girls who create collaborative artwork based on ...


Social Change, Gender And Education: Exceptional Swedish Immigrant Women At North Park College, 1900-1920, Sofia A.T. Hiort Wright Jan 2006

Social Change, Gender And Education: Exceptional Swedish Immigrant Women At North Park College, 1900-1920, Sofia A.T. Hiort Wright

Theses and Dissertations

The present study focused on the educational and career experiences of four selected Swedish immigrant women at North Park College in Chicago from 1900-1920. There is a gap in the extant literature with regard to the Swedish immigrant women experiences, and this study attempted to shed some light on this fascinating topic.The study examined the lives of three selected Swedish immigrant women students at the College and their lives afterwards as missionaries in China. It also examined the life of Lena Sahlstrom, a faculty member at North Park College during the same period. The four women were exceptional individuals ...


Educated Women's Ways Of Knowing On Gender, Education And Social Transformation: Exploring Actionable Space, Vinathe Sharma-Brymer Jan 2006

Educated Women's Ways Of Knowing On Gender, Education And Social Transformation: Exploring Actionable Space, Vinathe Sharma-Brymer

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

How do women with higher education view their own experiences of being educated in their everyday life? How do they understand and address gender relations as educated women? What is their analysis of gender and social transformation in the contemporary Indian society? This paper examines these questions in the light of educated women’s experiences. Stories and narratives of five women living in urban Bangalore in Southern India provide the ground to inquire into issues of gender and social transformation. This paper argues that theoretical perspectives supporting transformation through education do not effectively address the everyday experiences of women living ...