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ERIC Number: ED383050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 6
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Women and Minority School Administrators in Central Missouri.
Reynolds, Janice Carner
White females and members of minority groups have historically been underrepresented in educational administration. This paper describes findings of a study that produced a demographic profile of school leaders in central Missouri. A survey of 117 school districts in central Missouri elicited a response rate of 100 percent. Findings indicate that in large districts, 65 percent of elementary-school principals were female. Of those women, one-third were black. No minority-group members were employed as school administrators in the rural districts, which also had a lower percentage of women administrators than did medium-sized and large districts. Large districts had the largest representation of minority-group members in administrative positions; however, none of the superintendencies were filled by minorities. It is recommended that educational administration departments work harder to recruit and persuade women and minority students to pursue study for the secondary principalship and superintendency. Campus outreach programs can increase the awareness of school board members about women's and minority-group members' skills, and courses and workshops can provide information on recruitment strategies and the barriers faced by women and minorities. Contains 10 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Missouri