ERIC Number: ED173911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Oregon Network: A Research and Service Activity of the Sex Equity in Educational Leadership Project.
Wyant, Spencer; Schmuck, Patricia
The Oregon Network, a research and service activity of the Sex Equity in Educational Leadership Project, was created in 1977 to perform four functions: 1) to document job vacancies and the processes of administrative hiring in Oregon; 2) to help school districts find qualified female applicants; 3) to affect hiring practices that stand as barriers to women; and 4) to establish procedures for institutionalizing improved hiring practices. Integrating information from such sources as school districts, university placement offices, and job applicants, the network created two directories--one of vacant positions and one of available applicants (including males), both favorably received. An analysis of the relationships between the applicant pool, the vacancies, and the applicants eventually hired indicates that women have a better chance of being hired than men. In general, higher proportions of female applicants were hired at the elementary level than at secondary levels, more were hired in staff than in line positions, and more were hired in subordinate than in unit head positions. Based on preliminary data, these findings may be skewed by several variables, including the tendency of men to send out more applications than women and the relatively low number of female applicants generally. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.
Identifiers: Oregon; Oregon Network; Sex Equity in Educational Leadership Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)