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Research Current Projects Project #302

Female Leaders and Their Impact on School Culture in Saskatchewan

Project #302

Amy Korver Amy Orth

Summary:

The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of women in K-12 school administration and learn from their experiences. By focusing on female leadership in Prairie Spirit School Division and Prairie South School Division, we hope to identify trends in female leaders’ experiences and identify barriers women face as they enter into administrative positions.

Given existing research into male and female leadership characteristics, we seek to explore the impact that female administrators have had on the culture of schools where they lead. Ultimately, we hope that our research contributes to a conversation that might begin to influence a more equitable distribution of administrative positions in our school division and province.