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Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP - Heather Eggins

Women As Leaders and Managers in Higher Education

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP

By: Heather Eggins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780335198795
Number Of Pages: 162

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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.

"...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

Foreword
Context Leadership, women and higher education
Women and the ethics of leadership Outside academia the changing job market and its influence
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
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
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ISBN: 9780335198795
ISBN-10: 0335198791
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27