The under-representation of women school leaders has been an important concern in the field of educational management and leadership. The traditional focus (Hoyle, 1969; Lortie, 1969; Tropp, 1959) tends to blame women’s deficiencies and orientation for this underrepresentation. Women are said to lack confidence, self-esteem, role models, aspiration and career planning as well as to be more family than career oriented and to prefer teaching and interacting with children to leading and managing (see also Chapter 3 and Chapter 6). Copyright © 2014 Anita K. W. Chan.
|Title of host publication||Inequalities in the teaching profession: A global perspective|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||9781137328595, 9781349460410, 1137328592|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
CitationChan, A. K. W. (2014). Making sense of their career pathways: The work narratives of women primary school principals in Hong Kong. In M.-P. Moreau (Ed.), Inequalities in the teaching profession: A global perspective (pp. 157-178). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- School leader
- Career progression
- Social divide
- Family balance
- Woman leader