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Title: Profiles of Late Career Female Leadership in Australian Rural Schools
Contributor(s): Miller, Judith A  (author)orcid ; Graham, Lorraine (author); Al-Awiwe, Azhar Ahmed (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: Rural schools in New South Wales, Australia, have been a focus of investigations by the University of New England's Bushtracks Research Collective since 2001. The research presented in this paper, centres on the roles that late-stage career female leaders have in rural schools. Specifically, interview questions probed four late career female teachers' personal and professional challenges and motivations to accept formal and informal leadership roles within rural teaching opportunities. All interview data were recorded, transcribed, manually coded for themes, and then analysed using the Leximancer text mining software. This research provides a rich context-oriented view of rural school leaders. The findings highlight the importance of cooperative personal styles and the kind of career advancement associated with both formal and informal leadership positions. Implications from these findings may usefully inform pre-service teacher education programs and postgraduate school leadership awards.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: BERA 2011: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom, 6th - 8th September, 2011
Conference Details: BERA 2011: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom, 6th - 8th September, 2011
Source of Publication: Presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Publisher: University of Leeds
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: British Education Index
Series Number : 205978
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