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Title African American Women’s Perceived Barriers to the Position of High School Principal
Publication Date
Degree Doctor of Education (EdD)
Discipline/Department Educational Administration (Education)
Degree Level doctoral
University/Publisher Ohio University
Abstract The ratio of African American females in the position of high school principal in the State of Ohio is disproportionate to the number of credentialed, willing candidates. The central focus of this study was to examine whether or not gender and racial barriers exist when obtaining the position of high school principal. This study also posited to identify perceptions of gender and racial barriers, which could also inhibit access to the principalship for African American female assistant principals. Nine African American urban female principals and assistant principals were interviewed to ascertain their beliefs regarding barriers, supports, race and gender to the position of high school principal.This study found that African American female principals and assistant principals identified several barriers to the high school principalship of which race and gender were the most influential factors.
Subjects/Keywords African Americans; Education; Womens Studies; Teacher Education; African American Female Principals; High School Female Principals; African American Female Assistant Principals
Contributors Robinson, Dwan (Advisor)
Language en
Rights unrestricted ; This thesis or dissertation is protected by copyright: all rights reserved. It may not be copied or redistributed beyond the terms of applicable copyright laws.
Country of Publication us
Format application/pdf
Record ID oai:etd.ohiolink.edu:ohiou1427224280
Repository ohiolink
Date Indexed 2016-12-22
Grantor Ohio University

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