ERIC Number: ED111967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Status and Role of Female Vocational Faculty in Comprehensive High Schools. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report, Vol. 13, No. 5.
Basualdo, Eugenio Alfredo
The document is the fourth of four substudies concerning female faculty members in different types of educational institutions. The present study focuses on public comprehensive secondary schools and the identification of the perceptions of female vocational faculty members in the three broad areas of dual-role conflict, career aspirations, and career expectations. These are compared with the perceptions of comprehensive high school administrators to identify differences and similarities. Several important discrepancies were found and documented; several important status components of female vocational faculty members were identified. The discussion of the study is in two parts; the first centers on the biographical characteristics of the respondents, the second, on the respondents' perceptions. Among the many findings related to perceptions are these: concerning dual-role conflict, a greater percentage of directors than female faculty agreed that a woman's first responsibility is to be a feminine companion of men and a mother; concerning advancement possibilities, a greater percentage of directors than female faculty agreed that women successfully compete with men at their institution; and concerning professional aspirations, a greater percentage of female faculty than directors believe that a woman's career should be subservient to her husband's. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Educational Sociology, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Occupational Aspiration, Professional Recognition, Promotion (Occupational), Role Conflict, Role Perception, Secondary Schools, Self Concept, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Vocational Education Teachers, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 449 and CE 004 709