The purpose of this study to identify the challenges facing the participation of Palestinian women in assuming higher educational leadership positions in the various Palestinian educational institutions and higher education institutions. The study shed light on possible ways to overcome these challenges. The sample of the study consisted of twelve Palestinian women working in different institutions with different job titles, and they were chosen in an intentional and accessible way. To achieve the objectives of the study, a qualitative approach was used to answer the study questions. The semi-closed interview tool was used, and the responses of the respondents were organized into patterns and answers.
The results of the study showed a great similarity between the challenges that Palestinian women face locally and the challenges that face women in different countries globally. Such as the lack of awareness of women themselves about their rights, unprofessional jealousy among women themselves at work, lack of societal support for women and underestimating the importance of their roles, the stereotype of women resulting from a defect in the value system and upbringing among members of society, the spread of violence towards women in conservative cities, and other defects in administrative organization within some educational institutions. But what distinguished the reality of the challenges was the current political situation under the Israeli occupation, which constituted an additional obstacle. Such as the difficulty of moving and traveling freely is the long hours that women spend in the racist Israeli security check stations that are scattered between cities and governorates.
In light of the results of the study, the researcher concluded a set of recommendations, the most important of which are: Work to empower Palestinian women in their work by holding courses and workshops that seek to increase Palestinian women's knowledge of their rights, raise their confidence in themselves and their work, and hold community courses within various higher education institutions that will clarify the importance of the role of women in society and work to change the negative stereotype they have towards women, And work on issuing regulations and legislation that would allocate free hours for women to be able to write and produce scientifically.
Challenges of Palestinian Women's Participation, Educational Leadership Centers.
Keywords: Eeducational Administration Position, The Challenges Facing Women.