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Leaders Who Dare: Pushing the Boundaries


reviewed by Agnes Smith 2006

coverTitle: Leaders Who Dare: Pushing the Boundaries
Author(s): Linda L. Lyman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Lanham
ISBN: 1578862647, Pages: 248, Year: 2005
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Does gender have an impact on leadership? Authors Lyman, Ashby, and Tripses address this question through the stories of 18 professional women educators. In the book Leaders Who Dare, the authors chronicle the professional careers and effective leadership skills of women who have served in various educational leadership roles. They present results of a structured qualitative research study addressing why these professional women educators are regarded as competent and successful mentors for other women. The authors' purpose was to record reasons why women educators of different ages, racial classifications, and backgrounds of experience achieved success and moved into positions formerly offered only to men. This book accomplishes much more. It provides inspiration to all readers that leadership is purposeful. The message delivered by the stories of these 18 outstanding educators affirms the ability of women to develop into highly effective leaders. It also confirms the belief that dynamic leadership transcends... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1537-1541
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12249, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 1:50:58 AM

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  • Agnes Smith
    University of South Alabama
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    AGNES SMITH was a co-presenter at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) held in Baltimore. She joined with Dr. Michael Wolff, executive director of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), Dr. Irene McIntosh, associate professor of counseling at the University of South Alabama, and Dr, David Gray, associate professor of educational leadership at the University of South Alabama, to report on research related to the life cycle of the career teacher and motivating teacher. In July 2004, Dr. Smith attended the 11th Annual Education Law Conference in Portland, Maine, and served as a co-presenter of a program session entitled Mock Expulsion Hearing. Dr. Agnes Smith participated in the Alabama Association of Elementary School Principals (AAESA) November 2003 conference as a presenter of two sessions. One was entitled Personnel Matters and the other was entitled Church and State: How High Is the Wall of Separation? Both presentations were prepared to offer local school principals in Alabama the most current information and analyses of court cases related to these topics.
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