Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities

Becoming and Being

  • Katherine C. Wieseman
  • Molly H. Weinburgh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Opening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Janice Koch
      Pages 1-3
    3. Katherine C. Wieseman, Molly H. Weinburgh
      Pages 5-14
  3. First Seeds: Aloneness Leads to Building Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Catherine G. Yeotis, Beth Shiner Klein, Starlin D. Weaver
      Pages 17-31
  4. Germinating and Growing: Dimensions of Leadership Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Barbara S. Spector, Patricia R. Simpson, Cyndy Leard
      Pages 47-61
  5. Transplanting and Growing: Physical-Geographic Relocation and Accompanying Huge Cultural Shifts

  6. Flowering and Seed Forming: Leadership Models

  7. New Seeds: Hopes and Visions for the Future

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 241-254

About this book


A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education.
The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed.
The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part.
The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Katherine C. Wieseman
    • 1
  • Molly H. Weinburgh
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent Educational Consultant Formerly Western State College of Colorado Teacher Education ProgramGunnisonUSA
  2. 2.Texas Christian University College of EducationUSA

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