ERIC Number: ED136448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training and Hiring of Educational Administrators: Considerations for the Black Woman.
Doughty, Rosie N.
Scant research is available on the environmental constraints in the educational setting that inhibit women from obtaining high-level administrative positions, or on potentially effective change strategies. As part of a symposium defining research needs, this paper presents baseline data on the black woman administrator and analyzes the environmental, sociological, and psychological factors that relate both positively and negatively to individual success. The demographic data are a result of a survey of blacks who held administrative positions in large city school districts of 100,000 or more during the 1972-73 school year. From a total of 1,004 questionnaires returned, approximately 250 were from female administrators. The profile presented of the black female administrator includes personal characteristics, professional experience and academic preparation, self-concept, perception of unrest, and perception of the school district. A section discusses issues peculiar to the black woman. The discussion is limited to her double "negative" status, institutional manipulation, and self-perception. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)