Author(s): Malcolm, Wilf
This is the life-story of Margaret Malcolm, a pioneer advocate in the 1970 and 1980s for the role of women in educational leadership. Written by her brother Wilf Malcolm, a former Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University, it provides an account of the significant events of her life and career, including her appointment in 1982 as the first woman Principal of a Teachers’ College in New Zealand.
The book includes an exposition of some of Margaret Malcolm’s spoken and written views, still relevant today, on the nature of educational leadership, including the role of women within that leadership.
It is a snapshot of the social life and educational context of a talented young woman who achieved beyond the norms for women in New Zealand in the mid 20th century, making it a valuable contribution to New Zealand’s social and educational history.