Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities, Becoming and Being

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Katherine C. Wieseman, Molly Weinburgh
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 18, 2009 - Science - 254 pages

A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education.

The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed.

The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part.

The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.

 

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Contents

Opening
2
Introduction Seeds Germinating and Growing
5
Enculturation into Science Education Comparing Pathways and Dilemmas
16
Choosing a Teaching University A Change in Identity?
33
Making Lemonade from Lemons A Road to Leadership for Women in Science Education
47
Womens Ways of Leading Navigating Gender Issues in the World of Science
63
Resolving Issues of Cultural Discontinuity in Cofacilitation of Professional Development Activities
81
Developing Leadership through Cultural Understanding in an Urban Science Community of Practice
95
Laying the Ladder Down Egalitarian Leadership
155
Building Leadership Capacity by Nurturing Community
167
I Dont Want to be a Principal I Want to be a Teacher Leader
182
A Beginning Teachers Reflection Im a Teacher but Is Teaching Alone Good Enough for Me?
197
Teaching in a Rural Community Where Roots Grow Strong and Risks are a Daily Occurrence
209
Epilogue Seeds in Want of Your Watering to Germinate Grow Flower Fruit and Seed
220
The Cycle is Complete But Can It Begin Again?
237
Author Index
241

Wither Thou Goest The Trailing Spouse or Commuter Marriage Dilemma
110
Emerging Leadership Through Experiences in Unfamiliar Academic Waters Researching Invisible Truths
125
Teaching Elementary School Science The Road Less Traveled
141

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