Feminine understandings of power and the culture of the school

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

Abstract: This study explores the concept of a feminine understanding of power and develops a framework for describing and analyzing such an understanding. That framework is organized around three key indicators. Principals with a feminine understanding of power are those who: 1) Value and seek a sense of community in the setting, 2) share power, and 3) attend to relational issues. Further, the study examines key aspects of school culture in settings where the principal exhibits the characteristics associated with a feminine orientation toward power. Since what this study calls a healthy school culture is widely associated with school effectiveness or goodness, however measured, it is important to consider the relationship between the principal's orientation toward power and the culture of the school.

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Language: English
Date: 1993
Women school principals $x Attitudes
Women school principals $x Psychology
School management and organization

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