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ERIC Number: ED086062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-12
Pages: 11
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[Opening Address at the Conference on Women and the Management of Postsecondary Institutions.]
Dearing, Bruce
This document was presented as the opening address for the conference on Women and the Management of Postsecondary Institutions, and concerns the problem of discrimination against women educators. The author cites two main categories of discrimination, the attitudes that have become ingrained in our culture, and the commitment to amateurism in the selection and recruitment process for administrative positions. The existence of the "old boy" system of recruitment makes it extremely difficult to break out of the pattern of amateurism and prejudice. The author recommends more programs like the University of Michigan has developed to prepare people for academic leadership positions, and declares that the idea of such training must become more widely accepted. He further suggests that large universities should internalize administrative training programs and recruit more women for internships. As solutions to the problem of affirmative action, the author offers the following: increase the pool of available persons to include more women; increase the visibility of women within the pool; and use the leverage of existing legislation. In addition, the author urges men to examine their own attitudes for evidences of what he referred to as "chauvinist piggery." (Author/PG)
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Note: Opening Address at the Conference on Women and the Management of Postsecondary Institutions, Syracuse, New York, December 12-14, 1973