In this article Ms. Tracy Burton speaks on the education of our children and the foundation of feminist leadership. She speaks about the women in New Zealand and all over on how they possess a strong value system, which takes commitment from the communities. She also states that feminist educational leadership rest on emancipators politics which emerges from women beliefs, values and attitudes.
She says that feminist is always thinking about equality and equal opportunity. She states that the women feminist are not recognized for the work that they have done. The purpose of her study was to understand feminist leadership and to learn how feminism shapes their identity and leadership practice. She interviewed many women for her research, women from all descents. The greatest challenge at present is the changing face of American higher education due to the influx of new populations of students. Policies, institutional practices, teaching methods, methods of assessment, and leadership will all need to change to better serve constituents in these evolving academic communities. Feminist educational leadership rests on emancipatory politics which emerge from women’s experiences and beliefs. Feminist educational leadership is about the doing of feminism and leading in a way that challenges and changes hegemonic institutional practice.
Towards the conclusion of her research she was able to state a firm definition of Feminist Leadership. The definition of feminist leadership is leadership from a feminist standpoint is informed by the power of lens to identify injustices and oppressions and inspires her to facilitate the development of academic communities, and I fully agree. The reason of picking this article for the first chapter was because in the chapter it spoke of great women who were considered women in sociology. So I thought it would be best to gather an article from a woman on some kind of leadership journal because that’s what the women of sociology portrayed leadership.