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This groundbreaking book presents a new way of looking atleadership that is anchored in research on women leaders ineducation. The authors examine how successful women in educationlead and offer suggestions and ideas for developing and honingthese exemplary leadership practices.

Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualitiesthat characterize women's approaches to leadership differ fromtraditional approaches?whether the traditional leader is a woman ora man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborativeby nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tendto bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritualdimensions in their work, and strive for balance between thepersonal and professional.

This important book offers a new model of leadership that shiftsaway from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to thecollective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for aspecific purpose—like social justice. The authors includeillustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups towork toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a wayto facilitate and support the work of organizational members. Theideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help thenext generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition ofleadership.

Women and Educational Leadership is part of theJossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.

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Women and Educational Leadership presents a new way of lookingat leadership that is anchored in research on women leaders ineducation. The authors examine how successful women lead, and offersuggestions and ideas for developing and honing exemplaryleadership practices.

This groundbreaking book shows how the qualities thatcharacterize women's approaches to leadership differ fromtraditional approaches—whether the traditional leader is awoman or a man. The authors reveal that women leaders tend to bringan instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensionsin their work, and strive for balance between the personal andprofessional. In addition, women leaders are more collaborative bynature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. The authorsinclude illustrative examples of leaders who have brought togetherdiverse groups to work toward a common goal. This book will helpthe next generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition ofleadership.

Women and Educational Leadership is part of the Jossey-BassLeadership Library in Education series.

"This book eloquently recognizes and validates the successfulleadership approaches used by women educationalleaders."—Sandra V. BuendÍa, principal, JacksonElementary, Salt Lake City School District

"Margaret Grogan and Charol Shakeshaft bring together over twodecades of diverse practice and research crafted by and about womenin educational leadership."—C. Cryss Brunner, associateprofessor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development,University of Minnesota

"An extremely enlightening and encouraging book."—JeanLipman-Blumen, author of Connective Leadership: Managing in aChanging World

"This book provides a framework for redefining the joys andchallenges all leaders face." —Mary Ann Hardebeck, assistantsuperintendent for personnel services, Loudoun County PublicSchools, Virginia

About the Author:

Margaret Grogan is dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Charol Shakeshaft is the department chair of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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