Gender balance in leadership? Reform and modernization in the uk further education sector

Duncan McTavish, Karen Miller

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Abstract

The further education (FE) sector employs a high proportion of women yet relatively few women progress into leadership positions. The article seeks to provide explanations for this gender imbalance and argues that despite change and modernization initiatives, the further education sector remains gendered in many aspects of leadership, governance and managerial practices. The article concludes that while change has increased opportunities for women, masculinized managerial practices have led in many instances to the re-gendering of organizational practices with unequal gender impacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-365
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Management, Administration and Leadership
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Keywords

  • modernization
  • leadership
  • gender
  • further education
  • management

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