Women Leading in Education Across Continents

4th International Women Leading Education Conference:
Seeking New and Deeper Understandings of Women's Educational Leadership Across the Continents

Apam, Ghana 2013

This was an intimate meeting that sought to capture the importance of the role of community contexts in which women leaders learn, work, lead and serve. At times, women's leadership is discussed in the absence of a context, culture, and policy. This theme addressed connections between and among research, policy and practice, with attention to a broad range of local, regional, national and international concerns. To this end, the conference theme acknowledged that many of the challenges facing women's leadership are long-standing and have important historical and cultural contexts that must be considered. This conference provided a forum for fresh, engaging, and viable ideas that were useful to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers ad more importantly, encouraged learning, collaboration and action.