Online ISSN: 1989-9572

Keywords : university

Women and leadership: Controversies in the educational field

Mercedes Cuevas López, Marina García Carmona, Yasmine Leulmi

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 79-92

On the road to political equality between men and women we stop at one of the variables that we consider essential: women's access to leadership and management positions in education and more specifically in the University. We try to focus on the barriers that have hindered the path to match statistics and, on the other hand, we seek to investigate the female leadership style considering it an added value for organizations in education to promote important social changes. Research in the field of educational organization, over the past decade, have made a progress in the search for good practices in management and leadership in educational contexts. At the same time, the studies try to go deeper in the difficulties for women for management. They also try to find if their leadership style affects school success, considering that in education the percentage of female teachers is very representative. Also these studies in recent years moved all these issues to the University field, trying to meet the problems of femaleUniversity professors to access management positions within a culture that is still very masculine today.

The presence of academic history along the Spanish Higher Education

Inés Lozano Cabezas, Marcos Jesús Iglesias Martínez

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 204-216

Gender differentials in academic institutions are generating a high increase of studies on the female academic, the objectives are oriented to analyze and identify what are the reasons for these differences between teaching and research in higher education, especially in the representative bodies and university professors. Although there are political and institutional parameters that break the so-called "glass ceiling", the aim of this study has been to show clear evidence the situation of inequality and discrimination against women in the Spanish universities. The results collected, as well as numerous studies have analyzed to locate state of affairs, consistent with the evidence. The findings of this study show possible positions and attitudes that can contribute to break the academic representation of the Spanish university context. The investigations that probe the beliefs, thoughts and attitudes of female academic can be considered as a valuable resource for the social construction towards equality and essentially in promoting a genuine professional development of equity in the context of Higher Education