Geishas and Dragon Ladies: Counter Narratives of Asian American Women Assistant Principals and Principals

Sharon Victoria Labao, Fordham University

Abstract

This critical qualitative study explored the lived experiences of Asian American women principals and assistant principals in the United States through AsianCrit and Asian Feminist frameworks. Asian American women are both Asian and women; thus, the purpose of this study was to explore and understand the impact of racial and gender stereotypes on the lived experiences of Asian American women leaders. What are the lived personal and professional experiences of Asian American Women assistant principals and principals with regard to their race and gender? Snowball and purposeful sampling were used to identify eight to twelve participants who have self-identified as Asian American women. The aim was to add to the educational research literature to fill in the gaps pertaining to Asian American women school leaders, and to assist schools in attracting, training, and retaining Asian American female educators to pursue administrative positions in K–12 schools and serve as role models for the growing population of Asian Americans.^

Subject Area

Asian American studies|Educational leadership|Women's studies|Educational administration|Education

Recommended Citation

Labao, Sharon Victoria, "Geishas and Dragon Ladies: Counter Narratives of Asian American Women Assistant Principals and Principals" (2017). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI10283409.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI10283409

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