Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies
Selden, Sally C.
Walker, John C.
There is a dispoportionate number of female administrators in relation to the number of female-helmed classrooms in the United States. Jordan tackles the issue of gender in educational leadership. While the removal of legal and social barriers to administrative leadership in the twentieth century may have seemed to point the way toward a female-dominated leadership structure, she finds that female educational leaders are underrepresented at all levels. The study focused on Central Virginia. Jordan tried to uncover the common themes among female educators, including what differences existed between qualified classroom teachers and women who held positions of educational leadership.
Jordan, Allison J., "Beneath the Glass Ceiling : What Causes Some Qualified Female Educators to Remain in the Classroom While Others Obtain Leadership Roles?" (2014). Graduate Dissertations and Theses. 5.