The focus of this dissertation was to investigate minority women teachers' desire to move upward into educational leadership positions. A qualitative case study research method was used. This investigation delved into barriers and factors that contributed to minority teachers failing to break the glass ceiling. Factors identified by the participants were recruitment, mentoring, leadership styles, attributes, self-images, achievements, and what influenced them to seek teaching positions. The study, which explored minority teacher career aspirations for advancement, sought to contribute to the current literature. Minority qhighly qualifiedq teachers currently in the field of teaching were interviewed. This study revealed that minority women teachers need a good network, recruitment, mentoring, and an upward mobility plan to allow them to break the glass ceiling in educational leadership.Servant Leadership According to Hamilton (2007, as cited by Greenleaf, 1977) the servant leadership model conceptualized a leader as one that served ... Jesus was a good examplea (p. 4). ... House (1996) developed the path-goal theory and categorized leaders as (a) directive, (b) supportive, (c) participative, and (d)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Minority Women Teachers' Quest for Upward Mobility: An Investigation of Minority Women's Preparation for Leadership|
|Author||:||Paulette H. Burney|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|