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Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education By EGGINS

Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education by EGGINS

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Summary

There are very few women who hold senior management positions in universities worldwide. This volume, written entirely by women, examines the problem and suggests ways in which it might be remedied. It is intended for those who wish to see women's talents used to their full capacity.

Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education Summary

Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education by EGGINS

There are very few women who hold senior management positions in universities worldwide. This volume, written entirely by women, examines the problem and suggests ways in which it might be remedied. It contextualizes the situation by discussing management styles, the ethics of leadership, and the influence of career trends outside academia; and then presents a series of fascinating case studies based on interviews with, and the experience of, senior academic women. Finally, it considers the benefits of support mechanisms such as networking, work-shadowing and equal opportunities policies, and what is being done in other countries to improve matters.

This book will appeal to all who wish to see women's talents used to their full capacity, and to those whose particular interests or activities lie in management and leadership, women's studies and career development. Women who want to get on in higher education will find it particularly stimulating.




Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education Reviews

"...this extremely well edited, highly informative and accessible book." - The New Academic "This is a thought-provoking book which should be widely read and discussed." - Education Today "...an extremely well-edited, highly informative and accessible book." - Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education "...brings together in a thoughtful and authoritative way approaches to taking forward leadership development for women in higher education." - Studies in Higher Education "...a useful and well documented update for male and female social scientists. It offers a substantive introduction and contribution to the concept of eco-leadership, not just to a higher education readership, but also to practitioners or postgraduate students of both genders studying management, personnel and related interdisciplinary subjects." - The Lecturer

About EGGINS

Heather Eggins is Director of the Society for Research into Higher Education and Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She previously worked for the Council for National Academic Awards, following a career in university teaching at Warwick, Boulder, Colorado and Ulster. She has previously edited Restructuring Higher Education and co-edited Higher Education into the 1990s under this imprint and edited Arts Graduates, Their Skills and Their Employment (Falmer Press).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Elaine El-Khawas

Part one: Context

Leadership, women and higher education
Women and the ethics of leadership
Outside academia
the changing job market and its influence

Part two: Case studies

Women and change in higher education
On becoming and being a manager
Black Afro-Caribbean women in higher education in the United Kingdom, from the 1950's to the 1990's
UK women at the very top
an American assessment

Part three: Implementing change

Through the glass ceiling
networking by women managers in higher education
Workshadowing
a positive management experience?
Equal opportunities policy
Reaching for equal opportunities
models from Australia and the USA
References
Index.

Additional information

GOR004610853
9780335198795
0335198791
Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education by EGGINS
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1997-07-01
162
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