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Author Smulyan, Lisa.

Title Balancing acts : women principals at work / Lisa Smulyan
Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 245 pages)
Series SUNY series in women in education
SUNY series in women in education.
Contents Studying the principalship -- Methodological dilemmas -- Dancing on water -- Handling it graciously -- Playing the referee -- Conclusions: redefining the principalship
Summary "Balancing Acts uses life history and ethnography to examine the lives and work of three female elementary school principals and highlights their daily use of personal and professional skills. Smulyan examines the principals' personal backgrounds and their effect on their work within the community they serve, their school, and the historical and social structures that frame their actions and interactions. What emerges is a fascinating personal view of the dilemmas, decisions, and consequences faced by the female principalship."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Educational leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
Women school principals -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585272050 (electronic bk.)
9780585272054 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)