ERIC Number: ED104893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
The Woman Professor of Education: Social and Occupational Characteristics.
Weidman, Carla Sue; Weidman, John C.
This study was carried out because little of the recent research on sex discrimination has dealt with education as a special field. A comparison of social and career characteristics of male and female professors of education was carried out to examine whether a basis existed for discrimination by sex. Data for the study were obtained from the National Survey of Higher Education conducted by the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education and the American Council on Education. Findings pointed to the following: a) discrimination against women in the areas of rank and salary seems more pervasive in universities than in four-year colleges; b) women education professors earn less than their male counterparts at all ranks in both universities and four-year colleges; c) when highest degree is held constant, men in both universities and four-year colleges are more likely to hold the rank of professor than are women; and d) men generally receive a higher salary than women in cases where salary was examined as a reward for productivity. This study confirmed that rank and salary differentials favored men even when highest degree and productivity were controlled. (Tables of data are included.) (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., April 1, 1975)