Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Stories of Two Cases Women Primary School Principals in the District of Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Rassidy Oyeniran, Amalaman Franck Severin ANDO, Isidore Tra Bi Tra


The present study explores the life story that characterizes each of the selected women and how they get out with challenged conditions to conquer school principal-ship. The study used qualitative data to extract two (2) women principals’ meanings through in-deep interviews. The selected women principals were presented as case studies because of their potential backgrounds and experience. Ten (10) teachers randomly selected also take part in the study. The research employed a phenomenological case study approach based on the following factors: Perceptions, feelings, experiences, and resiliencies. The findings enlightened women principal’s principal-ship experiences, social roles, family and work obligations that they have to deal with in vulnerable situations. The paper also pointed out how these women surpass the barriers they encounter. The article proposes to create the educational, institutional and environmental conditions in order to make use of the potentialities of female, especially women school principals, for the success of the students.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v11i3.18402


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