Educational administration is a field of study that trains educators to lead school districts and individual schools. Elementary, middle/junior, and high schools are usually led by administrators referred to as principals or head teachers. Although the teaching ranks consist mostly of women, school administrators have historically been men. However, in the last two decades, the principal ranks have grown to include increasing numbers of women.

Although many scholars and practitioners praise modern trends and consequent changes in the cadre of school administrators, they are also quick to point out the need for continued transformation within the educational administration profession. Because principals and head teachers are usually chosen from the teaching ranks, it is important to examine the make-up of and attitudes about the teaching ...

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