Special Issue "Perspectives on Women’s Higher Education Leadership from around the World"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Arta Ante
Gender Equality Office, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Interests: social development; communication; gender and diversity; art and cultural management
The significant underrepresentation of women in higher education leadership can be observed in virtually every country around the world, as documented over the past decade in the research literature. This research has led to a deeper understanding of the exclusionary structures, processes, and prior practices that collectively create obstacles for women at various stages of their career.
This Special Issue will include a variety of articles that document the state of women in higher education leadership from various countries and geographic regions. Additionally of interest are articles that support the business and social justice case for more fully tapping the skills and talent of women in postsecondary settings. Higher education institutions are drivers of social change and economic development. They generally promote diversity as a core value and provide a model for other sectors to follow. It is against this background that a plethora of policies, practices and initiatives has addressed the absence of women in higher education leadership and gender equality. The efficiency and outcomes of these measures remain limited, however, despite significant structural and cultural change mechanisms at place.
This Special Issue will bring together both empirical and theoretical perspectives that provide unique perspectives on the specific challenges facing women aspiring to and/or working in higher education leadership. Because the issue will be international in scope, the Guest Editors seek proposals from scholars working in a variety of cultural contexts. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary methods, critical/feminist theory and diverse methodological approaches.
Dr. Karen Jones
Dr. Arta Ante
Prof. Dr. Karen A. Longman
Dr. Robyn Remke
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Administrative Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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Note that all article proposals should focus on some aspect of the overall special issue theme of “Women’s Higher Education Leadership.” Examples of themes potentially relevant to this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- the history and current state of women’s higher education leadership in specific national/cultural contexts
- intersections of gender, race, age, class and sexuality
- language, communication and gender
- popular media, gender and women’s leadership in higher education
- the politics of gender
- the economics of gender
- motivators and/or sources of resistence related to women’s leadership advancement
- negotiating gender equality and social justice
- the impact and implications of working in male-normed academic cultures
- women’s impact on decision making shaping higher education policy and practice
- best practice case studies
- exemplars of women leading effectively (e.g., narratives, portraiture approach)
- diverse methodological approaches (quantitative/qualitative)