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ERIC Number: ED211539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Promotion of Women in the Primary Teaching Service. An Analysis of Applications for Personal Assessment and Senior Positions. Teacher Career and Promotion Study.
Whitcombe, J.
The Teacher Career and Promotion Study investigated the disproportionately small number of women holding elementary school senior teaching positions in New Zealand. Statistics were gathered from regional education board offices on applications and assessments of male and female teachers from 1975 to 1979. To be considered for a senior teaching position, teachers must apply to be assessed, or evaluated, at a higher grade level. Although regional differences were apparent in the findings, it was found that, contrary to popular opinion, women teachers did apply for assessment at higher grade levels, but that they received consistently lower assessments than did men teachers. However, the popular belief that women teachers do not apply for senior positions was upheld. It is assumed that women do not apply for senior positions because they continue to have lower assessments. An investigation of the assessment system is recommended. Tables of data and the qualifications considered in personal assessments are appended. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand; Teacher Career and Promotion Study