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This e-book highlights the problems that ladies operating as managers and leaders in preliminary instructor schooling face. instructor schooling is on the vanguard of schooling reforms and but little is understood in regards to the specialist lives of these who paintings inside of it. while many ladies are getting into positions of authority in instructor education, a few present ladies managers are being marginalized inside new internally differentiated layers of managerial constructions. but different woman managers, frequently new appointees, appear to advocate the discourses linked to new managerialist practices. concurrently a few ladies who deal with in instructor education are engaged in a fight for survival separately and professionally. more often than not, males appear to be lacking from authority positions and may finish that, within the present weather, the administration of instructor education is ‘no activity for a man’.

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Fiske and Lee (2008:14) refer to the persistent stereotypes that affect the way in which people categorise each other. They refer to these as ‘categorical associations—including traits, behaviours and roles—perceivers make to group members based on their membership’. The argument is that these categorisations lead to prejudices as to who is suitable for particular roles, for example, who is suitable to lead. WOMEN: MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 35 PROBLEMS WITH ESSENTIALISING MALE AND FEMALE ‘WAYS OF MANAGING’ The debates about whether men and women have different management qualities and styles and embrace different management discourses have been referred to briefly in the earlier discussion of leadership theory (Bensimon et al.

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