ERIC Number: ED182515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Research Project to Determine the Reasons for an Imbalance of Women in Administrative Positions in Vocational Education. Final Report.
Litchfield, Carolyn G.
Components of a project to assess the reasons for the imbalance of women in administrative positions in vocational education were research, synthesization, and evaluation. Phase 1 of the five-phase research study, a literature review, identified internal and external barriers. Mail surveys in phases 2 and 3 identified attitudes, perceptions, and aspiration of Kentucky vocational education teachers toward accepting employment as administrators and of individuals who hire administrators for vocational education. Phase 4, an interview study, identified policies and practices regarding the employment of vocational administrators. Phase 5 consisted of employer evaluations of matched resumes to identify biased attitudes in administrator selection. The obtained data and input from an advisory committee and consultants were utilized to develop realistic strategies and a plan of action to eliminate the imbalance of women in the administration of vocational education in Kentucky. Project results were evaluated in two stages. Evaluation of the research component in stage 1 was performed by a consultant with demonstrated expertise in the areas of attitude assessment and survey research. Evaluation of the synthesization component in stage 2 was performed by a consultant with expertise in administration and sex equity. (Instruments are appended.) (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Administrators, Affirmative Action, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation, Females, Interviews, Literature Reviews, Personnel Policy, Recruitment, Research Projects, Self Concept, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Promotion, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Div. of Vocational Education.
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