ERIC Number: ED227571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
Using Our Influence to Promote Equity in Leadership.
Heller, Robert W.
Equal treatment of all candidates for administrative positions can be encouraged through the participation of professional consultants in the selection process and through careful career planning on the part of prospective administrators. The consultant's role in the selection process may include educating the board of education in the need for and values of equal treatment of applicants. Consultants should make their positions on equality clear and should actively seek qualified female and minority candidates, all the while maintaining professional integrity. Female and minority candidates can increase the likelihood that their candidacies will be considered by developing career "game plans" and using care in preparing themselves to fill the positions they seek. These preparations include selecting and staying in reputable graduate programs while following educational courses tailor-made to fit career aspirations, becoming knowledgeable concerning school finance, actively seeking opportunities to serve as principals (particularly at the secondary level), and avoiding taking positions that lead away from ultimate career goals. Of particular value to the candidate is the presentation of a winning image, reinforced by strong support from credible references. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consultant Role
Note: Paper presented at an invitational meeting of educational leaders conducted by the Northwest Women in Educational Administration (Portland, OR, January 20, 1982). Portions of text may reproduce poorly due to light print of original document.