ERIC Number: ED126593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Differentiation in Public School Administration. "Wanted: More Women" Series.
Schmuck, Patricia Ann
Women have always been underrepresented in educational administration, and their numbers in administrative roles have declined in recent years. This monograph examines some of the factors determining this underrepresentation. In addition to sources on the national status of women in education, literature on careers in education administration, and data on Oregon public schools, this study utilizes material gathered in interviews with Oregon public school administrators. The study emphasizes the interaction between individual socialization patterns and the norms and standards of the larger society which reinforce differentiated sex roles. The discriminatory attitudes held by individuals (both male and female) are frequently reinforced by professional and societal structures, thus resulting in perpetuation of the status quo in educational administration. Both women and men have been socialized to carry out roles that maintain the secondary status of women. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Administrators, Career Opportunities, Educational Administration, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Interviews, Role Conflict, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Socialization
National Council of Administrative Women in Education, 1815 Fort Myer Drive North, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($4.00, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Administrative Women in Education, Washington, DC.