ERIC Number: ED151966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Aspirations, Experience, and Roadblocks to the Hiring of Women in Educational Administration.
Coffin, Gregory C.; Ekstrom, Ruth B.
Sixty-four women who hold positions in educational administration completed questionnaires describing themselves, their professional aspirations, their experience in seeking employment as administrators, the roadblocks they believe limit their careers, and the factors that have contributed to their success. Almost all the respondents hold one or more advanced degrees; 50 percent have doctorates. Two-thirds are employed as superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, principals, assistant principals, or in other central office administrative positions. Sex discrimination, predetermined appointments, and negative attitudes of the hiring authorities were the major roadblocks reported. These interacted with age and race discrimination. Personal traits such as hard work, competence, good health, vigor and stamina, interpersonal and human relations skills, and persistence were identified as major factors leading to success. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)