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Effectiveness of Women Leaders in Georgian Educational Institutions

Journal: Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 102-117

Keywords : Educational leadership; leadership characteristics; leadership strategies; leadership styles; women leaders;

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There is great interest in educational leadership in the early part of the 21stcentury. Because there is a general belief that the quality of leadership makes a main difference to any educational institution and student outcomes” (Bush, 2008:391). Even though women are lauded for having the right combination of skills for leadership which yield outstanding effectiveness, there appears to be a widespread belief that women often come in second to men when competing for upper level leadership positions (Eagly, 2007).The Government of Georgia and civil society organizations have a history of making efforts to promote gender equality in the country. In Georgia the achievement of gender equality was the main problem. However, from 2013 there have been many positive changes in Georgian legislative and civil society’s action. Georgian society strongly tends to promote gender equality at all levels of social spheres. Great efforts and active participation in the field of human rights changed the attitudes to women empowerment. The article will analyze the biases about women’s effective leadership in Georgian educational organizations, identify female leaders' perception by opposite gender in educational community, and measure the qualifications, leadership styles and effectiveness of women leaders in Georgian educational organizations.

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