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Leadership narratives : women leaders in independent schools, Victoria 2004-2008

Kershaw, Noella 2011, Leadership narratives : women leaders in independent schools, Victoria 2004-2008, Ph.D thesis, School of Education, Deakin University.

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Title Leadership narratives : women leaders in independent schools, Victoria 2004-2008
Author Kershaw, Noella
Institution Deakin University
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Blackmore, JillORCID iD for Blackmore, Jill orcid.org/0000-0002-1049-2788
Date submitted 2011-05-31
Keyword(s) educational leadership
leadership in women
private schools
Summary This thesis investigates the professional work narratives of twelve women Junior Heads and the influence of dominant leadership discourses on shaping leadership identities. Leadership narratives reveal how power and agency are negotiated through discourses of paradox, idealism and dissent. These discourses were used by the women as positioning strategies to discursively navigate ambiguity and contradiction arising from the micro-politics of power relationships and gendered discourses within their situated practice.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Description of original 292 p.
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.2
Copyright notice ┬ęThe author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035863

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Higher degree theses (citation only)
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