"If you don't have a story, you don't know where you are" : listening to African-American female administrators in K-12 and higher education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terry Bunce Burgin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to present the professional life-stories of African-American female educational administrators in K-12 and higher education. Twelve African-American female administrators participated in interviews. As they tell about their family background, their education, their career path, and their visions of leadership, their stories reveal which language—technical, scientific, political, ethical, or aesthetic (Huebner, 1975)—dominates the telling of their story. As they "construct" their professional identity, their stories also imply a metaphorical foundation for "who" they are; each metaphor (Kliebard, 1975) emanating from their stories presents a chance for discussion of both how they view education and how they characterize their vision of leadership.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
African American women in the professions $v Interviews
Educational leadership $z United States

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