Building Leadership Capacity Among Women

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  • This qualitative study addresses the underrepresentation of women as school principals, despite teaching being perceived as a feminine profession. The primary objective was to investigate why women with leadership skills choose to remain in the classroom rather than pursue leadership positions. The study aimed to examine pathways of female teachers to school leadership, specifically the principalship, and to suggest practical solutions to support women’s aspirations to enter these roles. The research methodology involved collecting data through interviews, and the analysis entailed identifying emergent themes focused on strategies for building leadership capacity among women in schools. The interview results concluded that there are leadership opportunities accessible for individuals who actively seek them. Participants highlighted both the factors contributing to success and the challenges they encounter. By identifying and addressing them, candidates, school leaders, and organizations can develop a more inclusive and gender-balanced educational leadership landscape.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International