ERIC Number: ED128946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Sex Discrimination in the Recruitment of Educational Policy-Makers.
Blanchard, Paul D.
A review of some empirical and statistical evidence documents underrepresentation of women as school administrators and as members of local boards of education. Studies are cited that demonstrate that it is an attitude of prejudice that is the most significant obstacle to women seeking administrative positions. The author's research on attitudes of members of local school boards toward representation and decision-making revealed that women were more responsive to community needs and communicated with important constituencies outside the educational world more than their male counterparts did. Boards with at least two women members were less likely to conceal the decision-making process from the public, and these boards were more likely to have more internal conflict, believed by many observers to be inevitable if boards are doing a conscientious job of responding to the diverse opinions of the people they represent. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (Miami Beach, Florida, October 19-21, 1976)