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Peer-reviewed journal articles published

  1. S.R. Wynn and Catherine Marshall. "Book Review." Educational Administration Quarterly (to be published this spring).
    (last updated on 2012/01/12)

    Author's Comments:
    This review has been accepted--we are currently revising it.

    Women Leading Education Across the Continents: Sharing the Spirit, Fanning the Flame, by Helen C. Sobehart (editor). Lanham, MY: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009. 230 pp. ISBN: 978-1578869961 Breaking into the All-Male Club: Female Professors of Educational Administration, by Norma T. Mertz. Albany, NY: Suny Press, 2009. 203 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4384-2496-5. Women and Educational Leadership by Margaret Grogan and Charol Shakeshaft. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 131 pp. ISBN 978-0-470-470430-5. This trio of books continues the ongoing conversations about women in educational leadership and provides thorough examinations of how women lead in a variety of educational contexts. 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. 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. Also insightful and inspirational is Breaking into the All-Male Club, a fascinating look at the worlds of female educational administration professors who were “firsts” in their fields. Women and Educational Leadership suggests a new, non-traditional 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. We recommend all three books for practitioners and scholars alike; yet, each book raises questions about representation, gender, leadership, and public versus private spheres.