Journal article

Female Teacher Identities and Leadership Aspirations in Neoliberal Times

D Acquaro, H STOKES

International Studies in Educational Administration (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM)) | Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management | Published : 2016

Abstract

In a neoliberal economic environment, people are seen as and required to be self-managing and entrepreneurial in regard to their career and work advancement. Where neoliberalism prioritises individual freedom, institutions aid the career advancement of individuals by providing a framework that creates and preserves such practices. What happens, then, when women are placed in a hierarchical and patriarchal schooling system that consistently privileges men over women in their careers and in positions of power? This paper analyses the leadership experiences and observations of women in boys' secondary schools as they negotiate leadership aspirations in male-centred environments while often face..

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