The inquiry of the paternalistic leadership of female principal in small-scale school
The research about female principals in educational site often imitates female leadership theory to proceed, affecting the vision development of local female leadership research. My research invites one female principal as a participant in order to inquiry the paternalistic leadership containing the thought of Chinese local patriarchy-centered approach.
The research adopts qualitative approach, taking a primary school which has good accountability and its principal adopts Chinese leadership as case. The methods of collecting data include observation, deep interview and paper documents. The outcomes of research are:
1. The leadership styles of female principal incline to emphasize androgynous characteristic, hiding ways and accountability. First, it is representing the androgynous characteristic to show authoritarian. Second, implicit care and ideal establishment are showed by some hiding ways. Third, paying attention to efficiency shows the characteristic of Chinese emphasizing accountability and specious writing.
2. The subordinates increase negative reactions under the female paternalistic leadership. They question female leadership. On one hand, they resist through murmuring under the authoritarian style, adopting perfunctory attitude to treat the implicit care from their principal. On the other hand, under the traditional value of subjection, they agree and take positive reactions toward ideal establishment and paying attention to efficiency.
|關鍵詞||女校長、家長式領導、女性領導、個案研究、female principal、paternalistic leadership、female leadership、case study|