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Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

The Status of Women’s Participation in Educational Leadership in Government Secondary Schools: The Case of Dessie Zuria Woreda in South WOLLO Zone

Mekdes Mihret* and Mulu Fentaw

Institute of Teachers Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Educational Planning and Management, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Mekdes Mihret, Institute of Teachers Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Educational Planning and Management, Ethiopia.

Received: January 12, 2024; Published: February 22, 2024

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to assess the status of women participation in educational leadership of government secondary schools in Dessie zuria woreda. Hence, to realize this purpose, secondary school teachers, principals, vice-principals, parent teacher association (PTA) and woeda education officers were used as the target population. In order to make manageable, the sample government secondary schools teachers were selected by simple random sampling technique, and vice-principals, principals, wordea education officers and members of PTA were selected though comprehensive sampling techniques. This study had employed mixed research design particularly concurrent design. Both closed-ended and open-ended questionnaires, semi- structured interviews, and document analyses were used to collect data. The pilot-study was conducted to check the reliability of instruments. Frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviations were employed for quantitative data through closed-ended questionnaire and data through qualitative questionnaire were narrated. The finding showed that there is still low participation of women in secondary school leadership and attitude and challenges like misperception of stakeholders, women conflict of roll between their professional duty and family issues, women’s poor self-image remain unchanged. Thus, it was concluded that there is a gap in creating awareness in implementation of policies, rules and regulations in people’s attitude towards women’s secondary schools leadership and competency of female principals is not included in this study. Therefore, it was recommended that the government, the woreda education office society and stakeholders should give great emphasis to work on women leadership; the school leaders should arrange continuous training for school community particularly for female teachers to alleviate the cultural and capacity related factors. The government should seriously look into issues of low women’s participation in educational leadership institutions.

Keywords: Secondary Schools; Educational leadership; Participation; Leadership; Stakeholder; Feminist; Status; Woreda

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Citation

Citation: Mekdes Mihret and Mulu Fentaw. “The Status of Women’s Participation in Educational Leadership in Government Secondary Schools: The Case of Dessie Zuria Woreda in South WOLLO Zone".Acta Scientific Paediatrics 7.3 (2024): 25-50.

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Copyright: © 2024 Mekdes Mihret and Mulu Fentaw. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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