Women's Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities, Becoming and Being / Edition 1

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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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“This book itself is a model of what it seeks to promote.... by extending a welcome to the readers, speaking from authentic experience, and bringing 100% of themselves to the conversation about science education leadership.” (Janice Koch, Hofstra University)

“Very engaging and interesting. Well written and informative. I immediately wanted to send it to several of my younger (female) colleagues.” (Susan Chaplin, University of St. Thomas)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048122363
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Series: ASTE Series in Science Education
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Author Biographic Descriptions Opening (J. Koch)Chapter 1. Introduction: Seeds Germinating and Growing (K. C. Wieseman, M. H. Weinburgh)
First Seeds: Aloneness Leads to Building Community Chapter 2. Enculturation into Science Education: Comparing Pathways and Dilemmas (C. Yeotis, B. Shiner Klein, S. Weaver)
Germinating and Growing: Dimensions of Leadership Development Chapter 3. Choosing a Teaching University: A Change in Identity? (B. Bailey)Chapter 4. Making Lemonade from Lemons: A Road to Leadership for Women in Science Education (B. Spector, P. Simpson, C. Leard)Chapter 5. Women’s Ways of Leading: Navigating Gender Issues in the World of Science (R. Bingham)
Transplanting and Growing: Physical-Geographic Relocation and Accompanying Huge Cultural Shifts Chapter 6. Resolving Issues of Cultural Discontinuity in Co-facilitation of Professional Development Activities (H. Moscovici, I. Osisioma)Chapter 7. Developing Intercultural Communication and Understanding through a Community of Practice (P. Fraser-Abder)Chapter 8. Wither Thou Goest: The Trailing Spouse or Commuter Marriage Dilemma (R. Miller)
Flowering and Seed Forming: Leadership Models Chapter 9. Emerging Leadership through Experiences in Unfamiliar Academic Waters: Researching Invisible Truths (C. Giscombe)Chapter 10. Teaching Elementary Science: The Road Less Traveled (K. Davis)Chapter 11. Laying the Ladder Down: Egalitarian Leadership (M. Van Sickle, D. Cudahy)Chapter 12. Building Leadership Capacity by Nurturing Community (T. Nelson)Chapter 13. I Don’t Want to be a Principal! I Want to be a Teacher Leader! (L. Pike)
New Seeds: Hopes and Visions for the Future Chapter 14. I’m a Teacher, But is Teaching Alone Good Enough for Me? (W. Files) Chapter 15. Teaching in a Rural Community, Where Roots Grow Strong and Risks are a Daily Occurrence (S. Lamar)Chapter 16. Epilogue: Seeds in Want of Your Watering to Germinate, Grow, Flower, Fruit and Seed (K. C. Wieseman, M. H. Weinburgh)Closing (M. Atwater)Index.

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