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Title:
Gender, Management and Leadership in Initial Teacher Education Managing to Survive in the Education Marketplace?
Author:
Thompson, Barbara. author.
ISBN:
9781137490513
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Physical Description:
XXI, 285 p. 1 illus. in color. online resource.
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Contents:
Chapter 1. Setting the Scene -- Chapter 2. Women, Management and Leadership -- Chapter 3. Women, Educational Management and Leadership -- Chapter 4. The Particular Story of the Management of Teacher Education -- Chapter 5. Neo Liberalism, New Managerialism, Policies and Practices -- Chapter 6. Researching Women Managers and Leaders -- Chapter 7. Women, Returning to Manage Initial Teacher Education -- Chapter 8. Extraordinary Women, Senior Managers and Leaders -- Chapter 9. Managing to Survive in Risky Times? -- Chapter 10. Looking to the Future: The Struggle for Teacher Education.
Abstract:
This book highlights the difficulties that women working as managers and leaders in initial teacher education face. Teacher education is at the forefront of education reforms and yet little is known about the professional lives of those who work within it. Whereas many women are moving into positions of authority in teacher training, some existing women managers are being marginalized within new internally differentiated layers of managerial structures. Yet other female managers, mainly new appointees, seem to endorse the discourses associated with new managerialist practices. Simultaneously some women who manage in teacher training are engaged in a struggle for survival individually and professionally. In the main, men seem to be missing from authority positions and will conclude that, in the current climate, the management of teacher training is ‘no job for a man’.
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