Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities: Becoming and Being
ISBN/ASIN: 9789048122363,9789048122394 | 2009 | English | pdf | 254/252 pages | 3.22 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Janice Koch (auth.), Katherine C. Wieseman, Molly H. Weinburgh (eds.) | Edition: 1
A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education.
The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed.
The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part.
The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.