ERIC Number: ED117841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Hierarchy, Power, and Women in Educational Policy Making. A Position Paper Prepared by the National Conference on Women in Educational Policy Making. IEL Report 6.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Education is the crucial institution involved in sex-role socialization. The percentage of women in school administrative positions has declined. Schools have adopted modern corporation and military management models. Women unhappy about the status quo must learn about power, both theoretically and practically, in order to change their position in the world of education and find the tools for institutional change within the schools. Women can (1) collect the qualifications necessary to be a legitimate contender for a place in the school power hierarchy; (2) summarize the research negating that administration is a male job; and (3) if necessary file legal complaints. Women in administration can provide a much-needed service by becoming participant observers and compiling handbooks and case studies of real experiences with power structures and leadership styles. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, Change Strategies, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Organization, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Principals, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Note: Related documents are EA 007 903-904