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dc.contributor.authorWarsal, Daisyen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-05T10:41:32Z
dc.date.available2009-07-29T15:19:38Z
dc.date.issued2009en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWarsal, D. (2009). The impact of culture on women’s leadership in Vanuatu secondary schools (Thesis, Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2776en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2776
dc.description.abstractThe government of Vanuatu ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1995. Following the ratification, Gender Equity in Education Policy was developed in 2005 by the Ministry of Education of Vanuatu. One of the objectives was to increase the number of women principals. However, recent statistics on women in educational leadership in Vanuatu show a decline in the number of women principals. The low percentage of women in educational leadership in the secondary schools of Vanuatu indicates that gender equity in educational leadership is still far from being achieved. This study looks at how Vanuatu culture affects women's leadership in secondary schools and identifies ways in which women's leadership might be developed. Qualitative methods were employed to study the experiences of six women leaders and five aspiring women leaders in several Vanuatu secondary schools. The findings from the study indicate three main areas inherent in Vanuatu culture that significantly impact upon the leadership practices of the participants. The findings reveal the existence of entrenched cultural barriers in the education system, in the social structures of Vanuatu and in the attitudes of individual men, women and some students towards women leaders. These barriers, it seems, are the major impediments to women's advancement in educational leadership in Vanuatu secondary schools.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectWomenen_NZ
dc.subjectCultureen_NZ
dc.subjectBarriersen_NZ
dc.subjectLeadership developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectmentoringen_NZ
dc.subjectnetworkingen_NZ
dc.subjectwantok systemen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial structuresen_NZ
dc.subjectsystemsen_NZ
dc.titleThe impact of culture on women's leadership in Vanuatu secondary schoolsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool of Educationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2009-03-05T10:41:32Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2009-07-29T15:19:38Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20090305.104132en_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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