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ERIC Number: ED117368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 30
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The Status of Women in the Adult Education Association of the United States of America.
Wilson, Susan E.
The study's purpose was to gain information regarding the status of women in the field of adult education. Questionnaires were mailed to a randomly selected sample of 1,312 members of the Adult Education Association (AEA) to determine general member characteristics and male/female differences in income, educational levels and aspirations, participation levels, and awareness of sex discrimination. Based on a 70.8% response return, the survey indicated an approximately 60% male membership with a median age of 43.3 years for men and 50.2 years for women. A female earnings gap of approximately $1,500 existed for 11-12 month employment and approximately $3,000 for 9-10 month employment. Advanced degrees were held by 75.4% of male members and 70.9% of female members; male members were significantly more active at the national level. An awareness of some type of sex discrimination was indicated by 47.7% of the women and 28.1% of the men. Females responses to being a victim of sex discrimination were indicated concerning hiring, promotions, and salaries. Recommendations included more research in specific areas of adult education, a review of graduate school policies, legal action by the discriminated, and female recruitment for high administrative posts. The survey instrument is appended. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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