Gender in Schools: A Qualitative Study of Students in Educational Administration
The Journal of Educational Research
Students who aspire to become school principals and superintendents must be prepared to lead schools committed to serving boys and girls equitably. In this qualitative study, 122 graduate students in a cultural diversity course maintained journals of their experiences. The authors kept records of teaching the course and of selected written assignments given to the students, according to Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards, which drive reform in school leadership. From analysis of all written materials, themes emerged showing that students (a) grew more aware of gender stereotyping and its limiting effects, (b) sometimes changed their professional practice toward gender fairness, (c) became aware of gender discrimination and power differences on the basis of gender, and (d) developed heightened sensitivities to gender-biased language.
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Andrews, Mary Lou and Ridenour, Carolyn, "Gender in Schools: A Qualitative Study of Students in Educational Administration" (2006). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 116.