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ERIC Number: ED129346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-18
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Profile of the Woman Journalism Teacher in the Two-year College.
Wood, Mary Anne
This paper reports the results of a 1975 survey of 169 female journalism instructors in community colleges, conducted for the purpose of developing a demographic profile and to gather information about professional journalism and teaching experience relative to salary and other job-related topics. Of those surveyed, 54 usable responses were obtained. Among the findings were: the average salary was $12,393 for a 9 to 10 month year; 47 respondents were employed full-time; 22 held M. A.'s in journalism or communications, 25 held M. A.'s in other fields, 1 held a Ph.D., and 6 had B. A.'s; 53% had no professional journalism experience; teaching and journalism experience tended to balance out, leading to little salary differential for women in these two categories; 94% were publications advisors, with 47% of the full-timers receiving released time to work on student publications; 60% felt their salaries to be equal to that of males with similar training and experience; 98% said women were considered for vacant jobs in their department; 85% or more reported no role conflicts in terms of classwork, studies or social situations; and 45% felt they had to put forth more effort than their male counterparts and that they had experienced some type of discrimination. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women in Journalism Education, Association for Education in Journalism, Ottawa, Canada, August 18, 1975. The survey instrument appended to the document may reproduce poorly