ERIC Number: ED381855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Women Superintendents of Illinois.
Angulo, Martha E.
This paper presents findings of a study that examined the views of Illinois female superintendents toward the superintendent-selection process. A survey mailed to all (N=83) women superintendents in Illinois elicited 47 responses, a 57 percent response rate. Findings indicate that women superintendents in smaller school districts received salaries not commensurate with those in surrounding districts. Approximately one-half of the respondents headed districts with fewer than 1,000 students. Factors in attaining the position included district knowledge, experience, and job skills. Barriers included experience and gender. The majority of the respondents began their career tracks into the superintendency at a late age; had prepared themselves for administrative positions throughout their education; were willing to move to attain the position; and lacked mentors. Search groups and those involved in the selection process should consider strong educational background and years of service as adequate preparation for the superintendency; understand women's leadership styles; promote women candidates throughout the duration of the search process; and pay commensurate salaries to male and female superintendents. Five figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Strategies Studies, Park Ridge, IL.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, February 10-13, 1995).