AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN EDUCATION IN THE EASTERN REGION OF GHANA

Manu Mitra

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ABSRACT


The purpose of the study was to investigate the challenges facing females in leadership positions in education in the Senior High Schools (SHSs) in New Juabeng Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The study was mostly qualitative, which implores a case study approach and design. The case study had the population of all female leaders in the schools selected (headmistresses and their assistants and the housemistress), in the New Juabeng Municipality. The sample size was fifteen and purposive sampling technique was used to select the respondents and the sites for the study. Semi structured interview guide was used to collect data for the study.  Thematic approach was used to analysed the data. The study revealed that women do not recognise that they have inherent potentials to deal with challenges they encounter whilst working yet they managed the challenges they face unconsciously. It is recommended that, women leaders in education are not taken through in-service training and therefore lack new skills to manage their challenges and therefore they should be taken through in-service training.

KEYWORDS


Challenges, Women, Leadership, Education, Senior High Schools, New Juabeng, Eastern Region, Ghana.

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AUTHOR’S AFFILIATION


ROSE AGYEI
Department of education, Seven Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.

ENDURANCE SERWAA LAH
Department of Pre-Vocational, Seven Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.

HENRIETTA APPIAH
Department of Pre-Vocational, Enchi College of education, Enchi, Ghana.

JANET DANSOAH OPPONG
Department of Pre-Vocational, Seven Day Adventist College of Education, Koforidua-Asokore, Ghana.

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