ERIC Number: ED199602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Token Ineffectual: The Woman in Academe.
Conoley, Jane Close
The issue of professional women in academia is attracting increasing attention in the literature. A female psychologist, who was the only woman faculty member in a 35-member psychology department for three years, personally experienced and identified issues such as tokenism, isolation, representativeness, exploitation, family and occupational roles, and power within the university vis-a-vis tenure, promotion and grants. Subsequently, a training program for young psychologists was developed using role plays, simulations and didactic inputs to counteract sexual stereotyping by promoting careful application by leadership and organizational principles. The problem of defining an appropriate female power model suggests that new behaviors taught to women need supportive contexts in the form of networking. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).