ERIC Number: ED344843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-23
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Women and Minorities into Positions of Educational Leadership: Gender Differences and Implications for Mentoring.
Schneider, Ann M.
The purpose of this paper is to frame a preliminary report of a study of gender differences within the mentoring relationship associated with educational leadership. The study also examines the question of whether there is a difference in mentoring women, men, and minorities into positions of educational leadership. The research is based on interviews with 5 male mentors (professors of educational administration, superintendents, and principals) and 15 male and female proteges (superintendents, principals, professors, and other educational administrators). Findings indicate that men continue to be needed as mentors to women because women are not taking on the responsibility for mentoring other women. An analysis of the mentor-protege relationship suggests that mentoring women is a critical tasks that differs from mentoring men with similar career potential and aspirations. Findings also indicate that differences lie along gender lines rather than racial or ethnic background. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Protege Mentor Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).