Women’s Empowerment from the Perspective of Female Omani Academic Leaders

Anfal N AlWahaibi

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A substantial gender gap exists globally in terms of the representation of women
in leadership roles. This situation is apparent in the Gulf State of Oman, despite
a notable increase in the number of women being appointed to critical policymaking positions within government institutions in the last two decades.
However, women remain relatively poorly represented in positions of authority
and leadership, compared with their male counterparts. This includes leadership
positions within higher education (HE) organizations. This chapter examines the
preliminary findings of a broader qualitative study exploring the success of 13
female faculty members employed in the upper strata of HE leadership in Oman.
It considers educational policy and administration and examines organizational
and structural changes and individuals’ growth and development. T
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1759-1777
Number of pages19
JournalHandbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education, Springer International Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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