Factors Affecting Women Teachers’ Participation in Educational Leadership in government and private Primary Schools in Woliso Town, Oromia Regional State

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to assess women participation in educational leadership at level primary schools of Woliso town. The study targeted 13 registered primary schools in Woliso town. Simple random sampling was used to select 57.26% of the registered schools giving a sample of 7 schools. From 123 participants, 112(53.33%) teachers were selected by simple random sampling technique and 11(100%) principals and vice principals were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The descriptive research design was employed. Both types of data, primary and secondary data were gathered by using appropriate data collection tools: questionnaires, semi structured interview questions and document analysis. Quantitative research method was employed for this study and the qualitative approach is incorporated in the study to validate and triangulate the quantitative data. From a total of 112 questionnaires distributed, 112(100%) were properly filled and returned. Descriptive statistics was employed by using SPSS software to analyze close ended quantitative data collected through questionnaires. Descriptive statistics like percentage and frequencies was to see the overall distribution of the study participants with the dependent variable (woman teachers’ participation in educational leadership) and independent variables (administrative factors, sociocultural factors, police and practices factors and personal factors) under the study. The findings of this study indicated that participation of women teachers’ in primary school leadership was affected by institutional, socio-cultural and policy practice related factors. Key recommendations were: educational institutions need to ensure that all appropriate guide lines were fully implemented in their schools and thoughtful efforts need to be made by concerned bodies to increase societal awareness on the importance of females’ participation in educational leadership position of school.



Teachers’ Participation in Educational Leadership in government and private Primary Schools