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ERIC Number: ED139116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 4
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School Boards and Sex Discrimination: Problems and Prospects.
Blanchard, Paul D.
Tempo, v2 n4 pp8-10 May 1977
Women are underrepresented on local school boards. In a 1975 national survey, one-third of all school board members reported that not a single woman was serving on their school board. The research suggests that the presence of women on local boards of education contributes in a meaningful way to a healthier, more realistic, and open atmosphere of decision-making. Boards with at least two women members were less likely to conceal the decision-making process from the public and did, in fact, have more internal conflict. Women respondents emphasized the importance of "hearing complaints and grievances of parents" and "maintaining contact with state and federal legislators" substantially more than did their male counterparts. A survey of school superintendents found that most had negative opinions about women school board members. Suggestions are made for actions to combat sex discrimination in this area. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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