Gender, Management and Leadership in Initial Teacher Education

Managing to Survive in the Education Marketplace?

  • Barbara Thompson

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Barbara Thompson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Barbara Thompson
    Pages 13-44
  4. Barbara Thompson
    Pages 45-74
  5. Barbara Thompson
    Pages 125-162
  6. Barbara Thompson
    Pages 219-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-285

About this book


This book highlights the difficulties that women working as managers and leaders in initial teacher education face. Teacher education is at the forefront of education reforms and yet little is known about the professional lives of those who work within it. Whereas many women are moving into positions of authority in teacher training, some existing women managers are being marginalized within new internally differentiated layers of managerial structures. Yet other female managers, mainly new appointees, seem to endorse the discourses associated with new managerialist practices. Simultaneously some women who manage in teacher training are engaged in a struggle for survival individually and professionally. In the main, men seem to be missing from authority positions and will conclude that, in the current climate, the management of teacher training is ‘no job for a man’.


Teacher training Marketplace Public sector reform Women Academia Female leaders Coping strategies Educational institutions Managerial structures Positions of authority Professional individualism Professional hierarchy education gender management teacher education teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ChichesterChichesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-49050-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49051-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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