Understanding women principals in conflict affected areas in Maguindanao

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education Major in Educational Leadership and Management


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Anne Marie R. Ramos

Defense Panel Chair

Roland Nino Agoncillo

Defense Panel Member

Abdul Jhariel M. Osman
Maria Virlinda O. Tee
Voltaire M. Mistades


This study focused on understanding women principals in conflict affected areas in Maguindanao. The study includes the leadership competencies of these women principals, the challenges they have faced and still facing at the present, and their significant contributions to school and community. The researcher interviewed four participants who are women principals in the Division of Maguidanao. Their insights, reflections and experiences were documented. A descriptive explanatory multiple case study in a purely qualitative research design was used.

The findings of the study revealed that leadership competencies are important to be effective and successful leaders. The findings also found that the women face a lot of challenges in school and community. Nevertheless, they still have significant contributions for the development of the school and advancement of society. Overall, these women principals in conflict affected areas in Maguindanao can be considered as servant-leaders. Their primary purpose is to lead and serve the school and community where they belong. The study recommended the perceptions of stakeholders including the teachers and members of the community as to have women principals leading the school in conflict affected area.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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1 disc ; 4 3/4 inches


Teacher-principal relationships--Philippines--Magindanao (Philippine people); School personnel management--Philippines--Magindanao (Philippine people); School management and organization--Philippines--Magindanao (Philippine people); Philippines--Magindanao (Philippine people)--Philippines--Magindanao (Philippine people)

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