ERIC Number: ED337867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Visible Minorities and Women in Educational Leadership: A Report of Research in Progress.
Russell, Roberta J.; Wright, Ruth L.
Preliminary findings from two studies in progress on women and visible minorities in Canadian public and educational administration are presented in this paper, which focuses on the impact of tokenism resulting from differential expectations and their influence on the organizational socialization of managers. Primary data were derived from semistructured interviews, or career histories, with 20 white and minority male and female middle managers in public administration and education. Their experiences and perceptions of opportunities for advancement are described. Findings suggest that differences exist in the ways in which males and women and minorities experience organizational life, and that these differences may significantly impact career outcomes. Responses tend to support the view that women and minorities are seen as tokens and are treated differently from white males. Racism/discrimination was not perceived as such by those managers who have successfully advanced. A recommendation is that employment equity and affirmative action must not be viewed as women's or minorities' issues. Two figures are included. (79 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (4th, Ottawa, Ontario, November 1990).