ERIC Number: ED218767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing Sex Bias in "Planning and Changing."
Schmuck, Patricia A.; And Others
Analysis of the ten volumes of the journal "Planning and Changing" published from 1970 through 1979 revealed a low number of articles authored by women, the absence of women among consultants to the editor, widespread use of sex-biased language, and a lack of articles about implementation of equal employment and equal education opportunities, despite significant legislative activity in these areas. The researchers ascertained the sex of authors and editorial consultants, the organizational affiliation of authors, and the topics addressed by articles. Of 331 authors represented in all issues for the ten volumes, only 33 were women, and only 14 of these were not coauthors with men. These figures are considerably lower than comparable figures for other journals in education, though the scarcity of women in the field of administrative practice may account for their unavailability as potential authors. One issue from each of the ten volumes was selected for sex-bias analysis, and all 69 articles that were not regular features in these issues were analyzed. This content analysis revealed consistent male bias in language use and assumed audience. The document concludes with recommendations for change addressed to the journal. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Editorial Policy; Educational Journals; Journal Articles; Planning and Changing (Journal)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).