Expanding the Conversation: Collaboration, Complexities and the Missing Pieces

Journal Article (Review)

This trio of books adds to conversations about women in educational leadership. Considered together, they are timely additions to the literature on women’s leadership, a way of leading that warrants much more attention that it currently gets. The authors speak to the heart of leadership with compassion and caring about the struggles and successes of a diverse group of women. Breaking Into the All-Male Club takes a novel slant, looking at the worlds of female educational administration professors who were “firsts” in their departments. Women and Educational Leadership suggests a new, nontraditional model of leadership that builds on the research from diverse areas, including the notion of power, the concept of cognitive shifts, and the need for reframing problems, solutions, and constituencies. Women Leading Across the Continents is a transnational compendium of education research and practice that provides insights into the challenges women face around the world and inspiration for those who care about education. All three books are useful for practitioners and scholars alike; yet, each book raises questions about representation, gender, leadership, and false separations between public and private spheres.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marshall, C; Wynn, S

Cited Editors

  • Skrla, L

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

  • Educational Administration Quarterly

Volume / Issue

  • 48 /


  • 5

Start / End Page

  • 883 - 892

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