ERIC Number: ED341145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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A Study of the Career Paths of Administrators in Central Office Positions in New York State Public Schools.
Findings from a study that examined the perceptions of New York public school superintendents toward specific administrative job applicants with respect to job title and sex and the impact on women's career paths in educational administration are presented in this paper. The first methodological phase, which examined the relationship between superintendents' gender expectations and their consideration of job applicants, surveyed all New York State superintendents. A 78 percent response rate was elicited. Phase 2, which had a 76 percent rate, surveyed 641 administrators to gather descriptive data about administrator characteristics. Findings indicate that applicants' gender or job titles had no effect on the superintendents' perceptions of viable candidates for traditional administrative positions. Certain positions, however, were isolated. The low number of women superintendents could be due to a lack of career aspiration. One table and three figures are included. (3 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: New York
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