26 SES 05 A, Researching Principals' Professional Identities Across National Contexts
This study examines the development of professional identity among female school principals in Sweden--where more representation of female principals was once nationally encouraged. Using a narrative inquiry approach, we analyze how family and upbringing, life experiences, and multiple tasks and challenges within the work in schools impact one successful high school female principal in Sweden. This study, drawing from a larger international study of successful principals in 20 countries, pushes the knowledge of diverse leadership styles forward. The research question asks, “How do female principals in successful schools build their professional identity?”, and “Are their professional identities still impacted by gender inequalities?” Results showed that professional identities are paramount in generating leadership in relations with teachers, parents, and students.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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