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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(3), 282-287
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-3-5
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Female Teachers Holding the Position of Principal (Case Study of Females in Pursuing Career in School)

Widyatmike Gede Mulawarman1,

1Lecturer in Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Mulawarman University

Pub. Date: February 25, 2015

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Widyatmike Gede Mulawarman. Female Teachers Holding the Position of Principal (Case Study of Females in Pursuing Career in School). American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(3):282-287. doi: 10.12691/education-3-3-5


The purpose of this study is to reveal the condition of female teachers in the highest position in school as the principal by applying the qualitative approach of case study model. The technique of data gathering used is purposive sampling by snowball method. By this technique, the researcher is expected to obtain adequate key informants. To secure the data validity, triangulation of data sources is applied. The data analyzing technique uses interactive models of analysis having three components, namely data reduction, data presentation and conclusion drawing and Analysis of Model Gender Sara H. Longwee. The result of study shows that there are two factors inhibiting teacher career development, namely (1) Internal factors: Female teachers’ low aspiration and motivation so that they tend to be complacent with the condition achieved so far. Other possibility is that female teachers are worried that the higher position would increase the load and responsibility; (2) External factors: The culture plays a significant role and influences people’s mindset, i.e. the position of head is only held by male. Even if the regulations related to structural positions do not hamper female, due to competition with male teachers and the limited number of positions available if compared to the number of teachers meeting the requirements, the number of females holding the position of principal is still low.

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