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ERIC Number: ED102640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women and Minorities in Administration. NAESP School Leadership Digest Series Number 11. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 13.
Coursen, David
Literature on the role of women and minorities in school administration indicates that they both suffer from role stereotypes, although the stereotypes are somewhat different. Current literature on minority groups is limited almost entirely to discussion of blacks; the status of other racial minorities has been largely ignored. The role of blacks in administration has been severely limited by practices that exclude blacks from positions that involve supervision of white teachers or students. Women have been constrained by the belief that executive responsibilities conflict with the primary goal and responsibility of all women, which is to bear and raise children. Correcting the current situation will require the public schools to make an institutional commitment to the implementation of new hiring practices. Discrimination against minorities and women in school administration will cease only when sex and race are irrelevant in hiring and promotion. (Author/JG)
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50, single copy; $24.00 plus postage, series of 13)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: A related document is EA 005 883