ERIC Number: ED126592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Why Aren't Women Administering Our Schools? The Status of Women Public School Teachers and the Factors Hindering Their Promotion Into Administration. "Wanted: More Women" Series.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the status of women in teaching and to examine the social attitudes that keep them out of administrative positions. Teaching is a 'female occupation', and the low status of teaching is inextricably linked to the sex-typing of occupations in general. However, even though the majority of all teachers are female, the majority of educational administrators are male. Women in education are discriminated against in salary matters, in maternity leaves of absence, and in other job-related benefit areas. Stereotypic social attitudes toward married women workers and toward women as administrators serve to prevent women from filling administrative jobs and restrict the advancement of the few who do hold such positions. Even though the research indicates no difference between men's and women's leadership abilities, many women feel incapable of administration or believe that they will be unhappy in an administrative job. Women are not recruited for such jobs, and they are less well prepared educationally than men to fill them. The schools must work in conjunction with all other social institutions to eradicate inequality in education. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Statistics, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Leaves of Absence, Principals, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Women Faculty
National Council of Administrative Women in Education, 1815 Fort Myer Drive North, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($3.00, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Administrative Women in Education, Washington, DC.